Controlling the Back

Controlling the Back

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Xande teaches two ways to maintain your back control though early or late prevention. The first lesson covers how to use your hooks to readjust back control to prevent your opponent from putting their shoulders and hips on the mats. The second lesson covers how to re-establish the back when your opponent has defeated both hooks but you still have the seatbelt control. In this chair sit motion to retake the back, we maintain close contact to our opponent and slide our knee up to take the back again.

Controlling the Mount

Controlling the Mount

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The mount is one of the highest scoring positions in competition jiu jitsu along with the back position because it is a dominant position that allows you to attack your opponent when your opponent is unable to pose a physical threat from underneath the mount. Xande teaches some of the fundamental concepts on how to control your opponent once you have mounted them including how to position your weight and how to transition to control your opponent even when they attempt to escape.

Side Control Transition when Opponent Rolls In with the Spinaround to Side Control or Backtake

Side Control Transition when Opponent Rolls In with the Spinaround to Side Control or Backtake

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Your opponent may bridge and roll in to you as you're passing the guard or find a way to bridge into you to break the pin from side control. If your opponent is already on their side, it may be hard to re-establish control of the position. Rather than letting them reestablish their guard, spin around to the back side instead to reestablish your side control or to transition to the back.

Side Control Transition to the Back with Near Side Hook or Garcia Roll when Opponent Rolls Away

Side Control Transition to the Back with Near Side Hook or Garcia Roll when Opponent Rolls Away

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In this lesson we learn how to transition to a back take when your opponent rolls away from you and you were unable to stop their movement. Sometimes it is better to make a transition instead of trying to force our opponent pinned to stay one step ahead of them. We learn to take the back using the near side hook or with the far side hook with the Garcia Roll when your opponent turns away and attempts to make a running escape from your side control.

Options to Transition to Mount from Hip to Shoulder Side Control

Options to Transition to Mount from Hip to Shoulder Side Control

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Xande continues his series on how to transition to the mount from the side control from the reverse kesa gatame (hip to shoulder side control). In this lesson, we learn three classic ways to get our leg across to establish the full mount position.

Hip to Hip Side Control Transition to the Mount via Knee on Belly

Hip to Hip Side Control Transition to the Mount via Knee on Belly

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Xande teaches one of the most common and fundamental ways to transition from side control to the mount position. In this lesson we start from the hip to hip side control and bring our knee along the line of our opponent's belt to transition all the way to the mount.

White Belt University 6.1 Transitions - Half Guard to Full Guard Recovery

White Belt University 6.1 Transitions - Half Guard to Full Guard Recovery

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Saulo teaches how to recover from the bottom half guard back to the full guard.

White Belt University 6.2 Transitions - Half Guard Double Move Pass to the Mount

White Belt University 6.2 Transitions - Half Guard Double Move Pass to the Mount

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Saulo teaches how to pass the half guard straight into the mount using the double move pass.

White Belt University 6.3 Transitions - Turtle to Full Guard Recovery

White Belt University 6.3 Transitions - Turtle to Full Guard Recovery

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Saulo teaches how to posture in the turtle to defend against attacks and recover to the full guard using the classic turtle recovery.

White Belt University 6.4 Transitions - Turtle to Classic Back Take

White Belt University 6.4 Transitions - Turtle to Classic Back Take

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Saulo teaches how to take your opponent's back when they are in the turtle position and you are on top.

White Belt University 6.5 Transitions - Side Control to Knee on Belly

White Belt University 6.5 Transitions - Side Control to Knee on Belly

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Saulo teaches how to set up the knee on belly position from side control.

White Belt University 6.6 Transitions -  Side Control to Mount and Mount to the Back

White Belt University 6.6 Transitions - Side Control to Mount and Mount to the Back

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Saulo teaches how to mount your opponent from side control as well as how to go from the mount position to your opponent's back.

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