Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 5 - The Hell Choke

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 5 - The Hell Choke

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After Xande had escaped the butterfly guard and was in a good position to pass, Adam turtled up to not give up the guard pass. Now Xande found himself attacking the back with one hook in and got his lapel choke grips. He decided to release the hook, allowing Adam to turn to turtle again. Instead of going for the clock choke, he felt it was better to jump over the back and roll Adam to finish the choke.


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 820 - One-Armed Rear Naked Choke and Inverted Triangle

Inside the University 820 - One-Armed Rear Naked Choke and Inverted Triangle

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Using the same leg drag to the back sequence, instead of going for the bow and arrow choke, now when Victor rolls back, he throws his leg over his opponent's free arm to trap it. He releases his Kimura grip on the arm to grab the wrist and trap the other arm. Now his opponent can't defend and Victor can finish a rear naked choke with one arm. Another option for him here is to throw his leg across the body and lock an inverted triangle.

Inside the University 757 - Finishing the Choke

Inside the University 757 - Finishing the Choke

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Tex finishes class with a quick review of inverting to the foot lock and taking the back. He also gives some finer details on maintaining solid back control and finishing the choke, either with the collar or a even a rear naked choke.

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.

Inside the University 720 - Back Escape when Opponent Has Both Underhooks

Inside the University 720 - Back Escape when Opponent Has Both Underhooks

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Now Xande's opponent has his back with both underhooks gripping his lapels. He picks a side to turn to, and posts his leg out for leverage as he falls to his back, on top of his opponent's leg. He blocks the top leg to keep his opponent from mounting him, as he shimmies his hips and steps over the bottom leg. He keeps stepping until both his legs have cleared the bottom leg, and finishes on his opponent's side.

Inside the University 719 - Scoop Escape Back Defense

Inside the University 719 - Scoop Escape Back Defense

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In this scenario, Xande’s opponent is on his back, but does not have any underhooks because Xande is keeping his elbows close to his body. He also keeps his hands covering his face in order to protect his neck. Now Xande does the scoop by planting his feet and lowering his hips, bring his elbows inside his opponent’s thighs. Now he stretches one leg to break free of the hook, and then turns his hips and drops his other elbow inside the leg. Here he has the leverage he needs to turn into his opponent and scissor his legs to face him, often ending up ready to set up the over under pass.

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 9 - Choke from the Back

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 9 - Choke from the Back

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Eduardo is on his opponent's back with his collar choke grips, and his opponent looks to escape by putting him on his back and hopping over his leg. Eduardo keeps his grips and his top hook, and climbs to the top where he can apply the pressure and finish his choke.