Xande's Defensive Series 19 - North South Escape

Xande's Defensive Series 19 - North South Escape

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Xande's opponent is controlling him from the north south position underneath his armpits. Xande makes a frame by grabbing his own wrist and pushes himself away off his opponent's hips. Next he swings his hips side to side until he has the leverage to swing all the way to face his opponent. From here, he shows a couple options to replace his guard.

Xande's Defensive Series 18 - Escaping Side Control with the Sprint Escape

Xande's Defensive Series 18 - Escaping Side Control with the Sprint Escape

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Xande begins by discussing the classic run escape shown in previous videos, and shows his adaptation to it, the sprint escape. From side control, Xande makes sure to keep his forearm between himself and his opponent, with his elbow below the chin. He places his outside arm out from his body and jumps his hips over on top of his arm, keeping his inside arm close to his body. Now he has the space to turn belly down to finish the escape.

Xande's Defensive Series 17 - Escaping Side Control by Turning Belly Down

Xande's Defensive Series 17 - Escaping Side Control by Turning Belly Down

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Xande's opponent passes his guard and is controlling him at the elbow. Xande keeps his frames in place as he showed before, but he is not able to use any of the previous escapes, so he opens his elbow and places his head on his forearm. As his opponent tries to maintain control, Xande turns to his belly and grabs the leg.

Xande's Defensive Series 16 - Escaping Side Control by Using Your Elbow on the Mat

Xande's Defensive Series 16 - Escaping Side Control by Using Your Elbow on the Mat

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Xande show another side control escape when his opponent reaches his arm across Xande's body. This time, Xande puts his elbow at his opponent's armpit with his arm going across the back and his hand at the hip. He uses the arm to push off his opponent and bring his other arm out so he can place his elbow on the mat and sit up. Now he has space to escape, replace the guard or even take the back.

Xande's Defensive Series 15 - Escaping Side Control when Your Opponent Reaches Across Your Body

Xande's Defensive Series 15 - Escaping Side Control when Your Opponent Reaches Across Your Body

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Xande now shows a common situation that can happen many ways, when your opponent brings his arm across your body after passing your guard. As his opponent is reaching over, Xande makes sure to get his far side hand under the armpit so his arm does not get trapped. From here, he can use his frames to escape his hips and replace the guard.

Xande's Defensive Series 14 - Defending the Knee Cut Pass while Framing on the Hip

Xande's Defensive Series 14 - Defending the Knee Cut Pass while Framing on the Hip

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Xande shows another common situation that happens when your opponent is passing with the knee cut. In this case, Xande is not able to block the biceps and his opponent gets his arm under his head, so Xande immediately blocks the hip with his hand. As soon as his opponent passes, Xande drops his elbow between himself and his opponent's hip, and now he can bring his knee to his elbow to work his way back to the guard.

Xande's Defensive Series 13 - Defending the Knee Cut Pass

Xande's Defensive Series 13 - Defending the Knee Cut Pass

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Xande continues his defensive series, and now starts covering how he deals with different situations when his opponent is passing his guard. Here he discusses the knee cut pass. Xande's first line of defense is his frames with his arms. He keeps his top arm between his opponent and himself, and his other arm blocks the biceps. The moment his opponent passes, Xande bumps his hips and escapes them so he can bring his knee in to frame. Now he can work to replace the guard.

Xande's Defensive Series 12 - Half Guard Escape when Opponent Controls Under Your Arm

Xande's Defensive Series 12 - Half Guard Escape when Opponent Controls Under Your Arm

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Xande now covers escaping the half guard when your opponent switches his base toward you and controls under your arm this time. Xande must lock his opponent's leg with his calf, and use his elbows to shimmy his way up and create space to frame. Now he can turn into his opponent and replace the guard as he did previously. Sometimes he is even able to grip the belt, post on his hand and scoot out so he can take the back.

Xande's Defensive Series 11 - Half Guard Escape when Opponent Controls Over Your Arm

Xande's Defensive Series 11 - Half Guard Escape when Opponent Controls Over Your Arm

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Xande is in the half guard and now his opponent switches his base toward him and controls his arm over the top. His first step is to cup the shoulder with his arm across his opponent's neck. Xande doesn't worry about closing his leg, but instead uses his knee to control his opponent's hip, and he moves side to side until he can get his elbow to the other hip. Now he can use his frames to bump his opponent, create space and replace his guard.

Xande's Defensive Series 10 - Half Guard Escape with Shoulder Pressure on Your Face

Xande's Defensive Series 10 - Half Guard Escape with Shoulder Pressure on Your Face

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Xande shows an escape from a common half guard position when your opponent switches his base toward you and puts heavy shoulder pressure on your face. Xande's first step is to push the shoulder, turn his face into it and escape his hips inch by inch, until the crown of his head is in his opponent's biceps. Now he can create the space to put in his shields and replace the guard.

Xande's Defensive Series 9 - Half Guard Escape to Full Guard

Xande's Defensive Series 9 - Half Guard Escape to Full Guard

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Xande starts in his half guard with his opponent controlling his head and holding the underhook. Xande first gets his elbow in his opponent's hip and uses the leverage to shimmy away. Next he bumps with his hips to create space for his knee. Now he can take his time and use the leverage to replace the full guard.

Xande's Defensive Series 8 - Escaping the Technical Mount

Xande's Defensive Series 8 - Escaping the Technical Mount

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Xande goes for the hip block mount escape, but now his opponent reacts by switching to the technical mount. Xande's immediate reaction is to turn away and use his elbow to block his opponent's thigh. Now he brings his leg to bump his opponent and open space for him to slide his knee underneath the leg. From here, Xande has a few options to replace the guard, depending on how his opponent reacts.

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