Xande's Dominant Control Series 3 - Hip to Hip Shoulder Control

Xande's Dominant Control Series 3 - Hip to Hip Shoulder Control

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Using a similar concept as before, Xande now sets up his hip to shoulder control. To set up his position starting from hip to hip control, he brings his top arm over his opponent's head to trap the far arm, turns his hips to face the lower body and his side is laying across the top of his opponent's chest with his hip on the shoulder. His body weight will keep his opponent from turning, and for more control, he grabs the belt and pushes his shoulder forward. From here, his free arm can keep the legs at bay and he always has the option to turn back to hip to hip control.


Xande's Dominant Control Series 2 - Hip to Hip Side Control

Xande's Dominant Control Series 2 - Hip to Hip Side Control

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Here Xande focuses on a side control position he calls hip to hip control, in which his hips are angled toward his opponent's head and his legs are sprawled out and his toes are on the mat, keeping his pressure down while allowing him mobility. He keeps his hand gripping the collar to control his opponent's head by opening his elbow. If his opponent is able to sneak his knee in underneath Xande's leg, Xande brings his knee forward and walks his leg back, straightening out his opponent's leg and regaining his hip to hip control.

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 537 - Framing Before Recovering

Inside the University 537 - Framing Before Recovering

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Now Saulo focuses on the importance of recovering guard with two specific movements after turning on his side. When he brings his knee in the first time, this is to set his frame. He is not yet looking to recover because he doesn't have the space. Next he escapes his hips, and now he has the space to bring his knee in more and begin to recover.

Inside the University 535 - Recovering Guard when Your Opponent Passes Your Legs

Inside the University 535 - Recovering Guard when Your Opponent Passes Your Legs

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Saulo's opponent is passing his guard, so as soon as he gets around the legs, Saulo's first move is to turn on his side at his 45 degree angle, with both elbows attached to his body. His opponent drops his weight to put pressure, so Saulo bridges to create space. If he now has room to move his hips, he brings his legs in to recover guard.

Inside the University 521 - Isolating the Arm

Inside the University 521 - Isolating the Arm

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Now Gustavo fine tunes some of the details of trapping the arm. He also shows how he can set up the same armbar from other guard passes. The main point of focus is to use his elbow to pin and isolate the arm he wants as soon as his opponent turns away.

Inside the University 520 - Armbar from Side Control when Opponent Tries to Turn Away

Inside the University 520 - Armbar from Side Control when Opponent Tries to Turn Away

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After Gustavo passes to the side, his opponent tries to turn away to escape, exposing his back. Gustavo controls the head with one arm and his other arm traps his opponent's arm to his body. After stopping his opponent from rolling, Gustavo brings his shin along the back, sitting in the S-position. From here he can use his elbow to pinch the arm, and he falls back, throwing his other leg over the head to finish the armbar.

Dennis Hallman Series 7 - Arm Lock from Arm Triangle

Dennis Hallman Series 7 - Arm Lock from Arm Triangle

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Dennis is trying to finish an arm triangle choke, but his opponent is defending by putting his hand to his ear as if he's talking on the phone. Dennis grabs the wrist with his outside hand and feeds it to his inside hand. Next he holds the wrist with both hands and puts his head at the elbow to act as a fulcrum. Now he uses his outside hand to pull the wrist away, finishing a sort of key lock.

Dennis Hallman Series 6 - Howdy Neck Crank

Dennis Hallman Series 6 - Howdy Neck Crank

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Again Dennis steps over the head, and his opponent pushes the leg so he sets up his head lock trapping the arm with his body. Rather than turn away, this time his opponent tries to turn into him. Dennis now hops to the other side of the body and lifts the head as he squeezes, finishing a painful neck crank.

Dennis Hallman Series 4 - Howdy Figure Four Lock

Dennis Hallman Series 4 - Howdy Figure Four Lock

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This time when Dennis steps over the head, his opponent doesn't do anything, so he grabs the back of the head and makes a figure four lock with his legs. From here, he has several options, including arm locks, toe holds, or if it's MMA, he can throw body punches.

Dennis Hallman Series 3 - Howdy Americana

Dennis Hallman Series 3 - Howdy Americana

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Continuing the Howdy series, when Dennis steps over the head, his opponent reacts by pushing his face. Now Dennis grabs the wrist and sets up his key lock grip, and jumps up to put his knee on his opponent's face. To finish the Americana, he pulls the to him and cranks the key lock.

Dennis Hallman Series 2 - The Howdy Choke

Dennis Hallman Series 2 - The Howdy Choke

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The first series of techniques Dennis shows is called the Howdy Series, and each position begins from side control with his hips facing the head. In this scenario, his opponent is keeping his elbow on the mat, so Dennis steps his leg over the head, causing his opponent to push the leg off. This opens up his side, and Dennis reaches across the body, swims his arm under the head, traps his opponent's arm with his body, and grabs his own biceps to lock in a tight head and arm choke.