Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 10 - Switching Sides to Knee Cut Pass

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 10 - Switching Sides to Knee Cut Pass

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Xande continues where he left off after sweeping his opponent in the last technique shown. He landed on top, controlling both of his opponent's leg, and had his right leg inside the guard. He immediately shuffled his feet to switch sides so that his left leg is now in the guard. Because of his speed and his grip on the pants, his opponent could not place a knee shield in time, and Xande was able to finish the knee cut pass. He emphasizes the importance of looking to pass right away after coming up on top from the sweep.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 9 - Open Guard Sweep set up from Collar Drag

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 9 - Open Guard Sweep set up from Collar Drag

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In Xande's final match at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, he pulled guard and started trying to work his sweeps. He ended up in a seated guard position where he went for a collar drag. His opponent reacted by stepping his leg and maintaining his standing position, so Xande instinctively pulled himself underneath his opponent. While controlling both legs, Xande swung one leg around his opponent's leg and put his foot on the hip, and his other foot hooked behind his butt. From here, Xande pulled the legs and pushed the hips to sweep his opponent and establish top position.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 8 - Escaping Back Control with One Hook

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 8 - Escaping Back Control with One Hook

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Now discussing the semi-finals with Erberth Santos, Xande is in turtle and his opponent has one hook and pulls him down to that side. First Xande puts his head down and looks to his opponent, and uses his hands to protect his neck and defend the 2nd hook. Next he brings his free leg to release the hook, and steps over the bottom leg. Xande attempted to turn back in to go to side control, but Erberth saw it coming and escaped.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 7 - Kimura from Deep Half Guard on Top

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 7 - Kimura from Deep Half Guard on Top

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Xande now reviews his first fight at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. His opponent pulled a deep half guard, so Xande made sure to get the underhook and sprawled to keep his weight heavy on his opponent's head. He was able to step his leg over the head, and then pulled his elbow tight to his body to keep his opponent's arm trapped. His opponent turned in to him, and Xande was able to create the space to switch his grip to a kimura trap. His opponent tried to defend with different grips, but Xande was able to use his leverage to break the grip and finish the kimura.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 6 - Double Guard Pull to X-Pass

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 6 - Double Guard Pull to X-Pass

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In his first fight in the absolute division, Xande fought Formiga, and knew he would pull guard, so Xande also pulled, landing in the double guard pull position. As Formiga pulled Xande's lapel, Xande grabbed his pants on the inside leg, stood up at an angle and immediately passed with the X-pass. Formiga turned away to try to escape, and Xande was able to control him and step over to the mount, where he set up other attacks.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 5 - Defending the Over Under Pass

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 5 - Defending the Over Under Pass

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Xande continues his review, now talking about the semi-finals fight that he lost, and goes over what he should have done to win his fight. Xande's opponent is attempting to pass with the over under grips, so Xande blocks the over arm, and drops his leg heavy on the other shoulder. He escapes his hips enough so he can sit up and grab his opponent's belt. From here, he reaches over the back to grab the lat, and forces his leg free, landing in the turtle position. In the fight, his opponent was able to sit out and restart the fight standing. What Xande should have done is make the seat belt grip and keep his chest heavy on his opponent, and look to work the crucifix while his leg was still being held.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 4 - Half Guard Pass to Mount

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 4 - Half Guard Pass to Mount

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Xande goes over a position from one of his fights where he made a mistake, and shows what he should have done. From the half guard, he has the underhook on his inner side, so he uses his leverage to turn his opponent away from him. His free leg now come under his opponent's thigh, and his hips are heavy on top of the thigh. With his knee on the mat, Xande sprawls his trapped leg down until the half guard breaks open, and now he can take the mount.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 3 - Curu Curu Guard Sweep

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 3 - Curu Curu Guard Sweep

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In his second fight at World Masters, Xande attempted a basic hook sweep but his opponent defended by posting the leg. Xande used the space to get underneath his hips and set up the curu curu guard, with one foot in the growing and the other hooking behind the far knee. By stretching both his legs, he put his opponent on the mat, and while holding the leg, he stands up into base. His opponent also stood up, so Xande changed the leg to his other hand and grabbed his opponent's belt from behind, before spinning to bring him down and finish the sweep.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 2 - Kimura from Side Control

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 2 - Kimura from Side Control

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Still analyzing his first fight, Xande is in side control, sprawled out to keep his weight heavy. He switches to his knees to give his opponent space to turn away, and as he turns, Xande locks up the kimura grip and hugs the arm to his chest. Keeping his weight down, Xande walks toward the head and steps over so his opponent is between his legs. To finish the kimura, he posts his back leg and yanks up on the arm to break his opponent's defensive grip on his own belt.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 1 - Kata Guruma to Guard Pass

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 1 - Kata Guruma to Guard Pass

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In this series, Xande breakdowns the positions in his fights at the World Masters and Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. He begins with the kata guruma takedown from his first fight at World Masters. His opponent was much taller and able to secure a lapel grip on him, so Xande made a grip at the shoulder, near the armpit. After pushing him back a little, his opponent reacted by stepping forward. Xande used the opportunity to drop to his knees, pulling down with the shoulder grip, and finishing the kata guruma. On the ground, his opponent tried to bring his knees to Xande to establish a guard, but Xande used his body to smash the knees right away and pass to side control.

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