Xande's Dominant Control Series 4 - Knee on Belly Transition from Hip to Hip Control

Xande's Dominant Control Series 4 - Knee on Belly Transition from Hip to Hip Control

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Starting from his hip to hip control, Xande uses his collar grip to flatten his opponent, and his other hand is planted on the mat, ready to push himself up. As he pushes, he raises his chest and slides his hip followed by his thigh and shin up his opponent's hip, until he can place his shin across the belly. Now his hand on the mat can grab the pants and he can establish a solid knee on belly position.


Xande's Dominant Control Series 3 - Hip to Hip Shoulder Control

Xande's Dominant Control Series 3 - Hip to Hip Shoulder Control

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Using a similar concept as before, Xande now sets up his hip to shoulder control. To set up his position starting from hip to hip control, he brings his top arm over his opponent's head to trap the far arm, turns his hips to face the lower body and his side is laying across the top of his opponent's chest with his hip on the shoulder. His body weight will keep his opponent from turning, and for more control, he grabs the belt and pushes his shoulder forward. From here, his free arm can keep the legs at bay and he always has the option to turn back to hip to hip control.

Xande's Dominant Control Series 2 - Hip to Hip Side Control

Xande's Dominant Control Series 2 - Hip to Hip Side Control

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Here Xande focuses on a side control position he calls hip to hip control, in which his hips are angled toward his opponent's head and his legs are sprawled out and his toes are on the mat, keeping his pressure down while allowing him mobility. He keeps his hand gripping the collar to control his opponent's head by opening his elbow. If his opponent is able to sneak his knee in underneath Xande's leg, Xande brings his knee forward and walks his leg back, straightening out his opponent's leg and regaining his hip to hip control.

Xande's Dominant Control Series 1 - Introduction

Xande's Dominant Control Series 1 - Introduction

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In this series, Xande covers how to maintain control in dominant attacking positions, and work to your ultimate goal which is to finish your opponent. It's very common nowadays, especially in competition, that Jiu Jitsu practitioners establish a dominant position and then lose it after they are awarded their points. In the following videos, Xande will breakdown why this happens, how to avoid it and what you should be focusing on when controlling your opponent.

Inside the University 575 - Adjusting Your Mount

Inside the University 575 - Adjusting Your Mount

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To finish up the lesson, Xande touches on how he adjusts and readjusts his hips and legs to keep the mount when his opponent is moving and trying to escape.

Inside the University 574 - Placing Your Second Hand for the Choke

Inside the University 574 - Placing Your Second Hand for the Choke

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Now Xande has his first choking grip set and is looking to get his second. First he shifts his weight to the side and slides his hand on the mat over his opponent's head all the way to the far shoulder. He uses his forearm to pry the head away from the shoulder, giving him the space to make his lapel grip. From here he can easily place his wrist across the neck and finish his collar choke.

Inside the University 573 - Finer Details of Your Choking Grips

Inside the University 573 - Finer Details of Your Choking Grips

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When making his grip for the cross collar choke, Xande slides his hand down the lapel and grabs with his wrist staying connected to the neck. His general rule of thumb is when placing his second hand on the lapel, if he goes in palm up, the hand goes under his first, and If he goes palm down, the hand goes over the first hand.

Inside the University 572 - Applying the Cross Collar Choke from Mount

Inside the University 572 - Applying the Cross Collar Choke from Mount

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While applying the choke from mount, Xande points out two things not to do, which are thrusting your body forward and opening your elbows. Instead, he brings his elbows in to hips to tighten the choke. Another detail is he puts his on the ground on the same side of his top hand. Whether you use your finger fingers or thumb in when applying the choke is a personal preference.

Inside the University 571 - Dropping Your Hip to Maintain Mount

Inside the University 571 - Dropping Your Hip to Maintain Mount

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One nice trick Xande uses to maintain mount control when his opponent bumps him hard is to drop his hip. Sometimes he can keep his hip on top of his opponent's hip, and sometimes his opponent turns to his side and Xande sprawls his leg out as he drops his hip and is almost behind his opponent.

Inside the University 570 - Maintaining Mount with One Collar Grip

Inside the University 570 - Maintaining Mount with One Collar Grip

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Now Xande is looking for his cross collar choke, but first he must make sure he keeps his mount position after making his first collar grip. He uses his free hand to post on the mat and help keep his base. With his collar grip hand, he keeps his elbow close to his hips, and avoids using it to put pressure on the chest, as this will make it easier for his opponent to roll him.

Inside the University 569 - Distributing Your Weight In Mount

Inside the University 569 - Distributing Your Weight In Mount

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Answering a student's question on weight distribution, Xande explains that the biggest detail for him is to keep his toes in, underneath the butt. Also, he is not squeezing his knees together, as this will make him easier to be put off balance.

Inside the University 568 - Maintaining the Mount

Inside the University 568 - Maintaining the Mount

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When taking the mount position, Xande makes sure he is not too high or too low on his opponent's torso. He likes to keep his knees just below the armpits and places the soles of his feet agains his opponent's butt. From here he shows how he shifts his weight to maintain the mount when his opponent bumps straight up, bumps to either side or turns to either side.