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.

Mario Reis Guard Series 12 - Back Take from De La Riva X-Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 12 - Back Take from De La Riva X-Guard

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From the De La Riva guard, Mario is the pants and the same side collar, and his free foot is hooking behind the far knee. He circles his De La Riva hook to the inside of the leg and hooks at her hip with his knee outside her knee. He pulls and uses his hooks to bring her to the side and force her to post her hands. Now he lets go of the collar and grabs her triceps, and when she attempts to stand back up, he lifts her off the mat with his hooks. He pushes her leg away, and attacks her back, immediately getting the seat belt grip, and opens her up to place his second hook.

Mario Reis Guard Series 10 - Berimbolo to Back Take from Deep De La Riva X-Guard

Mario Reis Guard Series 10 - Berimbolo to Back Take from Deep De La Riva X-Guard

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Mario is playing open guard with his opponent standing, and her front leg is in between both of Mario's legs. While controlling the collar and ankle, he pulls her in with the help of his legs, and when she steps back, he arches on his shoulder and stretches his legs to sink the deep De Le Riva hook. His other foot goes behind the far knee to make an X-hook, and he makes a sleeve grip. Now he pulls her in and knocks her back to the mat, and rolls til he is on his other side. He grabs the pants and releases his deep De La Riva hook to set up his first back take hook. Now using his free leg, he forces his opponent to roll, exposing her back so he can get the second hook.

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 7 - Arm Drag to the Back from Knee Shield Guard

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 7 - Arm Drag to the Back from Knee Shield Guard

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From closed guard, Rafael gets the collar and sleeve grips, and places his knee shield with his other foot on the hip. When his opponent grabs his wrist to break the collar grip, Rafael lets go and grabs the cross sleeve grip. At the same time, he drops his knee shield foot to the knee and his other leg to the mat, before pushing the knee and pulling the arm across. Now he can sit up and attack the back.

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 4 - Back Take and Choke to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 4 - Back Take and Choke to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

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Again, Rafael's opponent goes for the sit up sweep, but this time Rafael pushes the knee with his free hand, and steps over his opponent's leg. He drops his knee down behind the back, as his other knee comes up, making his first hook. Immediately, Rafael looks to control the lapel, and folds it to get a better grip for the choke. Now he can finish with one of a few choking variations he shows.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 5 - Butterfly Sweep to Back Take

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 5 - Butterfly Sweep to Back Take

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Again, Robson goes for the basic butterfly sweep, but his opponent bases, so Robson needs another option. He brings his free foot below his hook, and makes an X on his opponent's knee. He brings his underhook up as high as possible to force his opponent's posted arm past his head. Now he stretches out his legs and moves his body under his opponent's armpit, landing on the back. Here, he throws his top hook over the body, makes a grip on the lapel, and rolls through, taking the back. He brings his other leg over the shoulder to finish the choke. Note that Robson never lets go of the sleeve grip.

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 10 - Helicopter Sweep to the Back

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 10 - Helicopter Sweep to the Back

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Eduardo sets up the Rocha House with the collar grip between the legs, and his opponent is pushing him back, not letting him get close. He grabs the near sleeve that is pushing him, puts his bottom hook on the mat, and releases his collar grip to grab the ankle. He swings his leg back and rolls, inverting with his legs across the body. He continues to spin and uses his foot behind the knee to push the leg away, and rolls up in position to attack the back.

Takamasa Watanabe Series 7 - Knee Shield Guard Pass

Takamasa Watanabe Series 7 - Knee Shield Guard Pass

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With his opponent on his back playing open guard, Takamasa engages by grabbing the pants on one leg and underhooking the knee on the other. He pins the bottom leg to the mat and hugs the knee tight to his body. From here, he lets go of the knee and his arm wraps over the top and grips the bottom leg underneath, and his other hand makes a collar grip. Now he cuts his knee across the bottom shin, and works his way to the side. His collar grip now moves to a grip on the back, and he uses shoulder pressure to flatten his opponent, where he can establish side control.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 13 - Half Guard Sweep to Back Take

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 13 - Half Guard Sweep to Back Take

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Giva goes for the same half guard sweep, and gets both hooks after his opponent back steps. But now when he tries to elevate, his opponent posts his hands on the mat and stops him. Instead of sweeping, Giva underhooks the arm and climbs to the back. He makes sure to get his seat belt grip first, and then the top and bottom hooks.

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 16 - Xande's Private Lesson with Lucas Part 2

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 16 - Xande's Private Lesson with Lucas Part 2

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Xande and Lucas talk about their fight against each other in the finals of the 2015 World Championship, and show what they were trying to do and what they could have done.

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