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 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.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 8 - Mounting from Side Control (Arnaldo Maidana)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 8 - Mounting from Side Control (Arnaldo Maidana)

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Xande continues discussing his first fight at the World Championships, against Arnaldo Maidana. In the previous video he showed how he was able to pass the guard, and now he is working to get the mount from side control. Xande uses his knee to trap his opponent's arm, before sliding his other knee across the belly. He makes sure to keep heavy pressure on his opponent and open the far side arm before windshield wiping his foot to gain the mount.

Inside the University 174 - Arm Lock & Choke from the Mount Position

Inside the University 174 - Arm Lock & Choke from the Mount Position

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In this video Xande demonstrates a couple submissions from the mount position. Utilizing the same set up for both the Arm Lock and Choke will allow you to read your opponents movements and determine which submission will be the most effective

Inside the University 170 - Passing Half Guard to Mount (Leg Grape Vine)

Inside the University 170 - Passing Half Guard to Mount (Leg Grape Vine)

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Xande shows us another way to pass your opponents Half Guard, this time using your leg to "grapevine" the leg of your opponent then chopping the free leg to achieve the Mount position.

Inside the University 168 - Passing Half Gaurd & Mount

Inside the University 168 - Passing Half Gaurd & Mount

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In this video Xande demonstrates how to get to the Mount position from your opponents Half Guard. In this lesson Xande focus on the use of under hooks to achieve the Mount Position.

Inside the University 167 - Passing Butterfly Guard to Mount

Inside the University 167 - Passing Butterfly Guard to Mount

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In this video Xande teaches us one of his favorite techniques and that is to mount your opponent. To do this Xande shows us how to pass the Butterfly Guard to get the Half Guard and then ultimately mount your opponent.

Technique Workshop - Mount Control and Attacks with Xande Ribeiro Part 1

Technique Workshop - Mount Control and Attacks with Xande Ribeiro Part 1

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In this technique workshop, Xande breaks down his favorite combinations of mount control and attacks. This technique workshop delves into advanced concepts and details that can take your mount to the next level.

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