Inside the University 808 - Arm Drag Drill

Inside the University 808 - Arm Drag Drill

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Continuing the stand up drills, Saulo shows how to create space and arm drag to set up a takedown. In the case that his opponent has the pummel on him, he shows a set up for a front headlock.


Inside the University 807 - Sprawling and Pummeling

Inside the University 807 - Sprawling and Pummeling

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To begin the final BJJ Library class before Victor Hugo competes at his first ADCC World Championship this weekend, Saulo shows some sprawling and pummeling warm up drills.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 5 - Triangle Setup from Closed Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 5 - Triangle Setup from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Victor control his opponent's triceps and makes a grip on the opposite side pants. He opens his guard and bumps toward the triceps grip, knocking his opponent to the side and forcing him to base. When his opponent pushes back to maintain his base, Victor throws his leg over the shoulder and sets up his triangle.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 4 - Leg Lock from 50/50 Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 4 - Leg Lock from 50/50 Guard

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Victor sets up his 50/50 lapel guard and swings his outside leg to sweep, but his opponent is defending it well. So now Victor brings his inside leg on top of the knee and pinches with his other leg. By squeezing and then raising his hips, he can finish a leg lock.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 3 - Back Take from 50/50 Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 3 - Back Take from 50/50 Guard

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After setting up his lapel 50/50 guard, Victor's opponent drops his knee to the floor, so again he hooks the far leg and grabs the pants. He stretches his legs to push his opponent and create space, then lets go of the lapel and slides his knee inside behind the leg. He opens his knee to the outside and reaches for the belt, and now stretches his legs til he sits his opponent down and can take the back.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - 50/50 Sweep when Opponent Drops Knee to Floor

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - 50/50 Sweep when Opponent Drops Knee to Floor

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Victor sets up his 50/50 guard with lapel control, and tries to swing his free leg like a pendulum, but his opponent defends by dropping his knee to the floor. With his free leg, Victor hooks the leg on the floor and pulls it to him so he can grab the pants. Now he pulls his other leg out and kicks the chest to knock his opponent back before sitting up to establish top position.

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - Setting Up 50/50 from Closed Guard

Victor Hugo 2019 World Championship Series 1 - Setting Up 50/50 from Closed Guard

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In this series, Victor Hugo shows some of the positions he used to capture double gold as a brown belt at the 2019 World Championship. First he shows how sets up his 50/50 guard from closed guard. When his opponent stands up, he goes for a muscle sweep, but his opponent defends by turning in his knee. Victor drops his leg to bring his knee inside, and drags his opponent's leg over his head to get to 50/50. To secure the position very tight, he feeds his opponent's lapel to his hand coming under the leg. Now his base position is set up, and he is ready to try some attacks.

Inside the University 806 - Reverse Torreando Pass

Inside the University 806 - Reverse Torreando Pass

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When Saulo is passing and gets to the north-south position while standing, he uses a variation of the torreando pass. He keeps his elbows on the inside while gripping the knees, and moves the legs until he finds the gap to collapse the legs and lower his level to establish his pass.

Inside the University 805 - Passing when Your Opponent Inverts

Inside the University 805 - Passing when Your Opponent Inverts

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This time when Saulo is passing, his opponent inverts to keep Saulo in the guard. Now Saulo continues going around til he is around the head in a north south position. From here he forces the legs down and drops his weight to establish side control.

Inside the University 804 - Hitting Through the Defense

Inside the University 804 - Hitting Through the Defense

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Saulo points out the difference of hitting through the defense and going around it. In this type of guard passing, he is using his hips to power his way through his opponent's defense. In order to power through, he drops his base low.

Inside the University 803 - Passing Around Your Opponent's Frames

Inside the University 803 - Passing Around Your Opponent's Frames

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In this position, when Saulo begins to pass to the side, his opponent puts up his frames on Saulo's arm to stop or slow him down. When passing, Saulo likes to have the same side collar and pants grip as he works his way around. In order to get around the frames, he drops his level and aggressively bumps the arms with his hips. Here he shows two options where he can stay on the same side or go around the head to establish side control on the other side.

Inside the University 802 - Becoming a Good Leader

Inside the University 802 - Becoming a Good Leader

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Sensei Saulo begins class with a speech about Jiu-Jitsu, leverage, productivity and leadership.