Inside the University 586 - Combinations from the Side Smash

Inside the University 586 - Combinations from the Side Smash

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Now combining all the principles of his side smash series, Xande breaks down some common situations and shows different combinations to smash, pass or take the back depending on how his opponent reacts.


Inside the University 585 - Controlling the Hips when You Take the Back

Inside the University 585 - Controlling the Hips when You Take the Back

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Stressing a key point, Xande shows the importance of controlling your opponent's hips when attempting to take the back. Xande uses his elbow to keep pressure down and make sure the hips stay on the floor, and his opponent cannot roll. If his opponent is able to roll away, Xande waits for the space between the hip and the floor, and then places his inside hook first. Then he can control and look for the second hook.

Inside the University 584 - Taking the Back from the Drag Position

Inside the University 584 - Taking the Back from the Drag Position

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Xande starts off from the drag position he ends up in after passing the guard, and now decides he wants to take the back. He first grips the far lapel and uses his elbow to pressure down the legs. With his other shoulder, he raises his opponent's top elbow and walks around til he can pass his head and get to the back. Now he makes a seatbelt grip, brings his knee up to the bottom shoulder, throws his other leg over the body and sits back to take back control.

Dennis Hallman Series 5 - Howdy Back Take

Dennis Hallman Series 5 - Howdy Back Take

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In this scenario, when Dennis steps over the head, his opponent turns into him and pushes his leg away, so Dennis steps back and reaches over the back to grab the waist. He makes a cross face with his other arm, and steps his leg over to straddle the body. Now his opponent rolls back the other way to try to escape, and Dennis follows him, securing back control as they roll.

Inside the University 411 - Berimbolo from Three Quarter Mount

Inside the University 411 - Berimbolo from Three Quarter Mount

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Again from three quarter mount, Victor's opponent is keeping curled up to defend, so Victor slides his weight down and locks a triangle with his legs, trapping his opponent's leg. Now Victor brings his top shoulder toward his opponent's butt, and does a front roll, forcing his opponent to roll with him. After his roll, he plants his free foot on the mat to escape his hips, and creates the space to place his second hook and establish back control.

Inside the University 410 - Back Take from Three Quarter Mount

Inside the University 410 - Back Take from Three Quarter Mount

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Again from three quarter mount, Victor slides his body down and keeps his weight on his opponent's leg and looks to get the cross face. But this time his opponent is defending by staying on his side and blocking Victor's arm. Now Victor uses his stomach to trap the arm, and reaches around behind the head and grabs the wrist. Next he brings his free leg up so his knee is behind the shoulders, and he feeds his other hand through, connecting his Kimura grip. From here he just opens his knee and sits back, pulling his opponent on top of him before rolling to the other side, where he can throw on his second hook and establish back control.

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 4 - Climbing to the Back from Closed Guard (Xande VS Rustam Chsiev Part 1)

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 4 - Climbing to the Back from Closed Guard (Xande VS Rustam Chsiev Part 1)

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Now analyzing his fight with Rustam Chsiev, Xande was again playing the closed guard, and after some threats to the arm, Rustam kept his elbows in tight on Xande's body. Xande pushed the elbow across, pulled down the head, and escaped his hips to create his angle. Staying tight, he reaches over the back and posts on his elbow so he can keep climbing. Using his top leg for leverage, he pushes off the back and brings his hips on top, where he can establish back control.

Ruotolo Twins Series 7 - Arm In De La Riva Back Take

Ruotolo Twins Series 7 - Arm In De La Riva Back Take

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Tye has the sleeve and collar grips, and sets up the the arm in De La Riva guard, with his other foot on Kade's hip. He pulls Kade in and elevates him off his feet, as he would for an overhead sweep. Tye takes out his De La Riva hook, and pushes with his foot on the hip, causing Kade to fall to the mat with his back taken. Tye now can place both hooks and already has Kade's arm trapped as well.

Ruotolo Twins Series 2 - Half Guard Sweep to the Back

Ruotolo Twins Series 2 - Half Guard Sweep to the Back

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Kade is playing half guard with his knee shield in place, and Tye is working to pass with a knee cut. Kade swims his arm in for the underhook and grabs the belt, and his other hand reaches for a pants grip. He kicks his knee shield leg straight, and uses it to hook Tye's ankle and torque it back, forcing Tye's hips open. Now he can release the pants grip, post up on his elbow and get on both knees. From here Kade forces Tye forward with a big bump from his shoulder, and comes up top to take his back.

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 7 - Taking the Back

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 7 - Taking the Back

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Xande begins in the classic guard with his opponent's arm stretched out, his foot on the hip and his other foot on the mat. Pushing off the hip, Xande turns his hips to face the other direction, and simultaneously drags his opponent's arm across his body, before closing his guard and trapping his opponent. Now he reaches over the back and cups the armpit, using the grip, as well as his top leg, to help pull him on top of the back.

Inside the University 368 - Taking the Back from Turtle

Inside the University 368 - Taking the Back from Turtle

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Continuing from the sweep in his last lesson, Gustavo starts with grips on both pants and his opponent on all fours. He moves to the right side and reaches underneath and across to grab the lapel. He pulls up on his pants grip and drops his weight down with his shoulder to flatten his opponent. His opponent reacts by pushing himself back up, which gives Gustavo the space to jump over the back to the other side, sink in his hook, and continue rolling til he is on the back.

Inside the University 367 - Butterfly to X-Guard to Back Take

Inside the University 367 - Butterfly to X-Guard to Back Take

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Moving on to his final match, Gustavo shows a back take he used, starting from the butterfly guard. With his underhook grabbing the belt and his other hand grabbing the elbow, he attempts the basic butterfly sweep, causing his opponent to post on his leg. Gustavo reaches to grab the leg, and scoots underneath, bringing his other foot to the hip and setting up the X-guard. From here, he swims his arm under the leg and forces the knee to his chest, and drops his hook from the hip to the shin and forces his opponent to his knees. Next he passes the leg over his head, hooks behind the knee and grips both pant legs. Now he pulls his opponent's weight on him before pushing him forward and coming to the top to attack the back.

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