Inside The University 289 - Escaping to Belly Down from Side Control

Inside The University 289 - Escaping to Belly Down from Side Control

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Again from side control, Xande frames and swims his arm under his opponent's armpit as he did before. He tries to hip escape and replace the guard, but it does not work this time, so he brings his hand from the hip to help him swim his head under the armpit. From here he posts on his elbow and grabs the pants at the hip to find the leverage to hip escape. Now he can turn belly down, or he also has the option to replace the guard.


Inside The University 288 - Replacing Guard from Side Control

Inside The University 288 - Replacing Guard from Side Control

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Xande's opponent has side control on him with a grip on the collar, so Xande's first move is to frame inside his opponent's elbow, making sure to keep his own elbow close to his body. He uses his frame to open the elbow, and swims his other arm underneath the armpit. His other elbow now goes to his opponent's hip, and he hip escapes to create space to bring his knee inside. From here, he continues to escape until he can replace the guard.

Inside The University 286 - Sweep and Choke after Your Opponent Passes

Inside The University 286 - Sweep and Choke after Your Opponent Passes

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Maximiliano shows some options he uses after his opponent passes his guard. By feeding his opponent's lapel behind his back and gripping the belt, Max shows how he is able to sweep and set up a brabo or bread cutter choke.

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.

Inside The University 249 - Preventing the Guard Pass Part 3

Inside The University 249 - Preventing the Guard Pass Part 3

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Saulo continues to correct mistakes and refine the details of defending yourself while your opponent is trying to pass, again emphasizing the importance of the initial bridge. He also gives his students an exercise to practice transitioning to each of the four counter attacks he previously taught.

Inside The University 248 - Preventing the Guard Pass Part 2

Inside The University 248 - Preventing the Guard Pass Part 2

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After watching the students, Saulo points out some common mistakes being made from the defensive position on the side. He shows some more details on how important the bridge is, and how to transition to each of the counter attacks while your opponent is passing.