Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 17 - Partial Training Back Escapes

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 17 - Partial Training Back Escapes

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Now Xande does some partial training with his student, allowing them to focus on either maintaining back control or escaping back control.


Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 16 - Threading Your Head Through the Hole

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 16 - Threading Your Head Through the Hole

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Going back to the roll over escape, Xande gives some details on how to free your head when your opponent has your back on either his strong or weak choking side. A very important detail is that no matter how he pulls his head through, the crown of his head is crossing his opponent's neck.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 15 - Surviving the Choke and Escaping Back Control

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 15 - Surviving the Choke and Escaping Back Control

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Now Xande finds himself in the same position as the previous technique on his opponent's bad side. But now his opponent is really attacking the choke with good grips on the lapels. Xande's first line of defense is to curl his body so he can put his shoulder on the floor, and then bring his head to his shoulder. Once he feels safe from the choke, he can now work to escape back control.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 14 - Escaping Back Control with the Out Roll

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 14 - Escaping Back Control with the Out Roll

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Once again Xande is on his side with his opponent on his back, and he is able to use his out roll to land on the strong side for him and weak side for his opponent. From here he uses the same idea to jump over the hook and walk his body up til he is able to turn into his opponent and establish side control.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 13 - Escaping Back Control when Opponent Rolls with You

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 13 - Escaping Back Control when Opponent Rolls with You

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Xande's opponent once again has one hook in and is attacking his back, and when Xande tries to escape like he did in the previous position, his opponent stays on his back as he turns to his knees. Now Xande must shift his weight to throw him over his shoulder, and then look to get side control.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 12 - Escaping Back Control with One Hook

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 12 - Escaping Back Control with One Hook

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Xande begins in turtle with his opponent on his back and one hook in. His first move is to control the arm over his shoulder and rock his opponent forward, putting them on their side. While protecting his neck, he uses his free leg to escape the hook and walk away until he has the space to turn to his knees and free his head. Ideally he will end up with side control.

Xande Webinar 9 - Back Escape to Side Control

Xande Webinar 9 - Back Escape to Side Control

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Xande goes over his favorite way to escape the back, and even end up in a dominant position. First he shows a movement drill to do on your own to get the footwork and motion of the technique down. His main focus in this technique is how his feet use the floor to give him the leverage he needs to escape.

Xande Webinar 4 - Omoplata Defense

Xande Webinar 4 - Omoplata Defense

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When escaping the omoplata, rolling is a good option for training, but if it's competition then you are giving up 2 points. So Xande's favorite escape is one where he stays on top. He first steps his knee over his opponent's arm to neutralize it. Then he likes to jump over the head to a side control where he is no longer in danger.

Inside the University 724 - Freeing Your Head from the Choke

Inside the University 724 - Freeing Your Head from the Choke

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Xande breaks down the finer details of freeing your head while your opponent is choking you. He grabs the sleeve with both his hands to pull it as he tries to peel his head out and put his crown on the mat. Once free he can look to get a better position.

Inside the University 723 - Back Escape when All Else Fails

Inside the University 723 - Back Escape when All Else Fails

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Now for his defense when everything else fails, Xande follows the same process, protecting his neck and stepping over the bottom hook, but his opponent is keeping the other hook locked and not letting him escape. Xande continues to step over the bottom leg, but as he does he is also scooting his body down until he can get his head in his opponent's armpit. At this point his opponent has to bail on the choke and try to maintain a top position, so Xande recovers his guard.

Inside the University 722 - Kick Back Roll to Escape the Back with Collar Grips

Inside the University 722 - Kick Back Roll to Escape the Back with Collar Grips

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Now Xande's opponent has his back with both collar grips, and has pulled him on his side, looking to finish the choke. Xande's first line of defense is to keep his opponent's triceps on the floor and prevent him from sitting up to his forearm. He pushes the top hook and scoots over the bottom leg, same as before, but this time he cannot get to side control because of the choke grips. Instead he kicks his leg back diagonally and rolls over his outside shoulder to his knees. From here he fights to establish side control.

Inside the University 721 - Back Escape when Opponent Has Seat Belt Grip

Inside the University 721 - Back Escape when Opponent Has Seat Belt Grip

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Now Xande's opponent has his back with the seat belt grip, so Xande's first step is to grab the top arm and turns his chin to his own hand to protect his neck. He turns his back to the side of the bottom arm and falls back. Now he switches his grip on his opponent's arm with his other hand, and then goes straight to the top leg to push the hook off. Once free from the hook, he follows the same steps to work his way to side control.