Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 4 - Sweep when Controlling Both Sleeves

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 4 - Sweep when Controlling Both Sleeves

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Eduardo is controlling both of his opponent's sleeves, and escapes his hips to bring both his legs inside the arms, and his feet on both hips. His opponent reacts by stepping up one knee in the middle. Eduardo uses the space to swing his deep hook into place, and his other foot makes the second hook behind the leg. Using his hips, Eduardo sweeps his opponent to the side of his downed knee. Keeping the near sleeve, Eduardo sits up with his knee pressuring on the thigh. His other hand makes a collar grip and he knee cuts to pass the guard and establish side control.


Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 3 - Scissors Sweep

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 3 - Scissors Sweep

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Eduardo sets up his Rocha House position same as before, and his opponent reacts by putting his knee inside his legs. Pushing off his opponent's hip, Eduardo creates space and swings his leg between his opponent's legs, making the deep De La Riva hook. He makes a hook behind the thigh with his other foot, and uses both hooks to pull his opponent in. After escaping his hips a little, he scissors his legs to sweep his opponent backwards. The hook behind the thigh lifts the leg, and he comes to the top, right to the knee cut position.

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 2 - Setting Up the Rocha House

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 2 - Setting Up the Rocha House

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Eduardo shows the set up to his position, the Rocha House. From closed guard, he makes the classic collar and sleeve grips, and escapes his hips so his feet are resting on his opponent's hips, and his knee is against the shoulder. Now he opens his elbow and extends his hips to create tension on his opponent's arm. Now he is in position to attack with his Rocha House series.

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 1 - Interview with Saulo

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 1 - Interview with Saulo

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Saulo sits down with guest instructor, Eduardo Rocha, and they discuss his history in BJJ and play "If You Think, You're Late." Eduardo is a 4th degree Black Belt under Royler Gracie, and a 5X Pan American Champion and 3X World Master Champion. He teaches Jiu-Jitsu out of his academy in Oakland, California.

Inside the University 327 - Choke when Opponent Blocks the Mounting Leg

Inside the University 327 - Choke when Opponent Blocks the Mounting Leg

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Saulo has back control, and when his opponent tries to escape, he makes the collar grip and tries to step his leg over as he did previously. However, this time his opponent blocks his leg, so Saulo's immediate reaction is to his his foot behind the leg. Now, using his collar grip, he pulls his opponent all the way to the other side, and stays behind him. From here he can set up a clock choke or bow and arrow choke, depending on his preference and how his opponent reacts.

Inside the University 326 - Trapping the Arm while Taking the Mount

Inside the University 326 - Trapping the Arm while Taking the Mount

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Saulo breaks down a key detail about the previous position of taking the mount from the back. After grabbing the lapel and stepping his leg over the body, Saulo stresses the importance of trapping the arm between his elbow and leg, and pinching it tight to his body. By keeping control of the arm, he can neutralize any of his opponent's potential defenses.

Inside the University 325 - Mounting from Back Control and Finishing with a Choke

Inside the University 325 - Mounting from Back Control and Finishing with a Choke

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Saulo has back control, and his opponent starts to escape by laying his back on his Saulo's leg. The first thing Saulo does is reach across to make a grip on the collar, and then his top leg goes across the body with his foot finding leverage in his opponent's hip. From here, he pulls himself up to the mount, trapping his opponent's arm between his elbow and body. Next, his free hand grabs the collar across the neck, with his thumb in, and he leans forward to use his body pressure to help finish the choke.

Inside the University 324 - Tai Otoshi Drill

Inside the University 324 - Tai Otoshi Drill

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Saulo shows one of his favorite drills to practice his standup game. He makes the traditional collar and triceps grips, and steps forward as he stiffens his arm, causing his opponent to step back. Now he has the space to back step and place his trip leg across his opponent's leg for the Tai Otoshi. It's also important that he pulls up on his opponent's collar and down on the sleeve.

Inside the University 323 - Dead Knee Variation Half Guard Pass

Inside the University 323 - Dead Knee Variation Half Guard Pass

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Saulo stands up in the half guard as he did previously, with one hand gripping the pants and the other putting pressure on the chest. With an emphasis on keeping his knee loose while still locked in the half guard, Saulo shifts his weight to the far side, and then shoves the leg back inside while passing to the far side. It's important that his knee and shin are putting his weight on his opponent's shin for this pass.

Inside the University 322 - Grip Control and Leverage while Passing the Half Guard

Inside the University 322 - Grip Control and Leverage while Passing the Half Guard

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Saulo breaks down some details on the previous half guard pass. He stresses the importance of putting weight on the collar grip to keep his opponent flat, and pushing the pants grip while shaking his leg free. His focus on this pass is to stay loose and pass to whichever side opens up to him.

Inside the University 321 - Half Guard Pass without the Underhook

Inside the University 321 - Half Guard Pass without the Underhook

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Saulo is in his opponent's half guard, and being blocked from getting the underhook, so he drops down and stays heavy on the hips. He grips the pants at the knee and stretches his arm, steps forward with his inside leg, and grabs his opponent's collar to pressure him down before standing up. Now he uses his pants grip to shake his opponent's leg, giving him the space to free his own leg, and pass the guard.

Inside the University 320 - Reverse Half Guard Pass with Back Step then Mount

Inside the University 320 - Reverse Half Guard Pass with Back Step then Mount

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Xande sets up the reverse half guard pass, and his opponent is staying on his side, so Xande keeps scooting his hips up under the armpit. When he has the space, he steps his leg back to pass to side control. Now he traps his opponent's arm tight against his head, and slides his knee across to take the mount.