Hello professor Oga. The question asked in this season will all be related to the top halfguard. This will be the second episode So it’s about how to remove the kneeshield What I like to do reflects what I did in judo. It only works in the gi. This is what I like to do You reacted by turning down. Then I will do this. I bundle your legs together and pummle. The opponent would defend by facing upwards If he does so, I do this to put you flat So, I want to flatten you right? But this kneeshield is in the way. If you think about it, your hip faces where my hips are. If my hips are here, your bellybotton will face the same. So to make you flat, all I need is to put my hips above your hips. To do that, I put both my needs right next to ypur hips. Do you see that your hips are facing upwards now? Now, the kneeshield has no meaning To place my hips above your hip, I have to put both my knees next to your hip This is the main idea Now, which knee do I move first is of concern It is impossible to move your right knee over there without moving my left knee. that’s why I move my left knee first. the use of the collar and the grip on the hip, adds a force to make you face upwards as well So first, I place my left knee right next to your hip Notice that I face perpendicular or even more towards your legs when I do this This is because it is easier to move you. I want to roll you Putting force from the side makes it easier to roll you That’s why I face perpendicular. Notice your knee getting in my way Pushing your knee to this direction is meaningless It’s just shrinking your bone which is impossible I want your knee to go up here Do This! As I have said in earlier episodes, the strength of the hip is the strongest. You won’t be able to stop this While doing this my right hand comes off but I keep my left hand pulling the collar hard After that, I simply fall down He may be able to get an underhook But it’s better than not being able to get close. Just be careful not to go high since he can topple you. If he gets an underhook, garb the pants here and close your armpit then its safe I use this a lot Let me show you again Garb the collar and hip Place your knee next to your opponents hip and face sideways And do this. Make sure your torso is upright Now, fall down diagonally he might get the underhook but just don’t go high. grab the pant and put pressure Then you can start to pull the leg out What if he faces down? Yes, this will prevent the move especially if a big person is doing it. What I like to do is this If it was too difficult, I would rather stand up When standing up, mostly my opponent will garb like so Say I lifted this leg up first It seems like you can sweep me right? But if I lift my left leg first, it’s going to be hard to lift the other leg Also It’s easier for my opponent to get under me. So you should actually lift the right leg first, while putting pressure on the hip and being aware of the sweep. There’s not much he can do and it’s easy now to lift the other leg. Against a bigger opponent, I will do this. Against smaller opponents, I bundle the legs and slide my knee. It’s important to know that the more my knee is pointing to the side, the easier it is to free my leg If I’m facing toward you it’s just driving my hips into your shin. So I switch my hips to the side You may be able to pass or change to weaving passes. Or there is the option of simply standing up and dealing with reverse dlr Thank you the current ibjjf doesn’t allow heelhooks and reaping which is frustrating. What do you think? As for my case for instance, I didn’t have anything against preparing for entrance exams. Unlike proper studying, preparing for them is like solving quizes. When you soleve it, you get rewarded. And I didn’t have anything against it, I liked it actually. I didn’t question the meaning behind it. Maybe I was stupid in a way. But for some intelligent guys, they start to question the meaning behind what they are doing, and they lose motivaion. So for those people, they might not be able to do well in entrance exams. I like Newaza(ground fighting). I started doing branch of Judo, which was rarely known. Then, Brazilian Jiujitsu got more popular. I was doing it for the love and when I turned to balckbelt. I thought if I win International Master and Senior in the sport of BJJ, I would be called world champion in that category. (At that time there was no “World Masters”) That is what I worked hard for. When I was doing Judo, I did absolute too so I had to fight heavy guys but, when it came down to whose better in the same weight, I thought I was the best. And BJJ as the place to prove that, I got into it with appreciation. I am simply doing things under specific rules. I don’t have any ideal form of jiujitsu or martialarts. I know there are many people that have an “ideal” form of martial arts. And each of them is different. Lets look at Karate for example. people who didn’t do well in those specific rule, when they older, can choose to become a teacher of a branch he created, having different rules. People may say that this part of jiujitsu isn’t martial arts. I want to say to them, what is a martialart? I think that a martial art is the act of killing each other And BJJ is a sport. Nobody would say to use your hand, watching a soccer match. No one would say to a 100m sprinter to be good at a 42km marathon. Even so, when it comes to the sport of martial arts, they say that double guard isn’t applicable in a street fight. So I do’t know what they’re thinking. But if they like that aspect, they should do it. If I say so myself, your creativity should be used within your life. When we are doing things under specific rules, as long as being a player, one must abide by those rules and creativity is constricted within those rules. If you don’t want to do it, just don’t do it. The last question was how to make a living from jiujitsu. Let us use our creativity in thinking about those things. That is what I think. Some say BJJ is fun and some say it’s lame, depending on where they put the value. Same goes for entrance exams So you just have to do what you like. I had no doubt in competening under the given rules, whether it’s bjj or exams. I had no doubts in competing within the rules. So people who doubt the rules, I think is having a had time sice they are spoiling portions of their energy. Even if there was a rule change, I would see what I could do to win within those rules if I were still competing. It’s just that, we are doing who has the most knowledge within thise rules If there’s something you could change, it’s your life. So you should rather use your creativity there. In a competetive seting, a person’s own value is unnoticeable from a third party . When I use to compete, I focus a lot on the referee since it’s the decision of the referee as to who wins. As long as you’re competing under rules, there is no meaning in bragging about the rules. If there exists an ideal form in this univerese, you should focus all your energy there but in reality, there is no such thing and we are all living bound by rules.