Xande Enter the Matrix 11 - Dragon Tail Sweep

Xande Enter the Matrix 11 - Dragon Tail Sweep

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Xande gets to the matrix, climbs on his elbow and looks to get on his knee so he can attack the back. But this time his opponent clamps down and holds his foot and leg so Xande can't take his back. Now Xande whips his back leg like a dragon tail til his knee gets to the shoulder. The momentum will force his opponent to roll and he will end up in a strong S-mount position.


Xande Enter the Matrix 9 - Xande Sweep 3021

Xande Enter the Matrix 9 - Xande Sweep 3021

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Now from his Matrix side closed guard, Xande's opponent starts trying to walk toward his back. Xande steps that side leg down on the mat, keeping his other heel heavy on the hip. Now using his armpit grip he torques his opponent and rolls him over to establish top position. He can look to attack the arm or settle into S position.

Xande Enter the Matrix 8 - Matrix Reverse Armbar

Xande Enter the Matrix 8 - Matrix Reverse Armbar

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Having gotten to his matrix side closed guard, Xande is now ready throw attacks at his opponent. His option is to grab the far armpit and swim his arm under the arm, trapping it to his body. He secures a solid grip at the elbow and crunches his body and he flexes to finish the reverse armbar.

Xande Enter the Matrix 7 - Enter the Matrix

Xande Enter the Matrix 7 - Enter the Matrix

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Now Xande shows how he enters the matrix, which is a variation of the side closed guard. After dragging the arm across, he shifts his hips up so his legs are higher up on his opponent's body and the arm is on his hip in the pocket. Now he is ready for more attacks.

Inside the University 928 - Exposing the Neck and Finishing the Choke

Inside the University 928 - Exposing the Neck and Finishing the Choke

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Saulo covers some details on how to expose your opponent's neck by bringing him up above you, and how to crunch your body to tighten and finish the choke.

Inside the University 927 - Cross Collar Choke Setup from Closed Guard

Inside the University 927 - Cross Collar Choke Setup from Closed Guard

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Now back to sport Jiu-Jitsu, Saulo switches his hips to his side and places both feet on his opponent's hips, while keeping his collar grip. He raises his top leg up to the armpit and pressures down to break his opponent's posture. Now the other side of the neck is exposed so he makes a grip on the gi. Using his foot on the hip to create leverage, Saulo pulls his opponent in and stretches his body away to finish the choke.

Inside the University 926 - Self Defense Stand Up from Closed Guard

Inside the University 926 - Self Defense Stand Up from Closed Guard

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Now Saulo shows how to use this motion to stand up in a self defense situation. This time without any grips on the gi, he turns to his side using the scissors motion and grips the back of the head. From here he can post his hand to help him do a technical stand up and control his opponent with his hands on the back.

Inside the University 924 - Setting Up Classic Guard from Closed Guard

Inside the University 924 - Setting Up Classic Guard from Closed Guard

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To start off this lesson, Saulo begins in closed guard and looks to set up his classic guard position. With a sleeve and cross collar grip, he opens his guard, and without putting his feet on the ground he turns his hips toward his sleeve grip. Both feet go on the hips and his top leg opens to maintain inside control of the arm. Now he is in a good classic guard position.

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds Series 1 - Muscle Sweep to Triangle Choke

Victor Hugo No Gi Worlds Series 1 - Muscle Sweep to Triangle Choke

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In this series, Victor Hugo goes over some of the techniques he used on the way to become No Gi Open Weight World Champion. First is a submission from the closed guard. When his opponent stands up, he wraps the leg and goes for the muscle sweep, but his opponent does not accept the sweep and tries to get back up. Victor now uses the space to pull his leg out and throw it over the shoulder to lock a triangle choke.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 1 - Shin-on-Shin to Side Closed Guard

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 1 - Shin-on-Shin to Side Closed Guard

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Rafael begins in open guard with a foot on the biceps and a foot on the hip, and 2-on-1 grip control on the arm. He drops his foot from the hip to make a shin-on-shin hook, kicks it out to force his opponent to his knees. Here his opponent will try to avoid the triangle by forcing himself in Rafael's closed guard, but because he is dragging the arm across with his 2-on-1 grips, he can easily lock up the side closed guard and begin working his attacks from there.

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 6 - Breaking Down the Side Closed Guard

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 6 - Breaking Down the Side Closed Guard

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After Xande fought his way to get on top, Roger was able to get a side closed guard and reach over Xande's back to get a sleeve grip. Xande breaks down some mistakes he made while stuck in the position, and also covers some things he would have been looking to do if he was in Roger's position.

Inside the University 865 - 2 on 1 Sleeve Sweep to Triangle

Inside the University 865 - 2 on 1 Sleeve Sweep to Triangle

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This time when Victor uses the 2 on 1 grip to drag the arm across and go for the sweep, his opponent resists and fights to get back to the top. Victor allows his opponent to come back to the top position, but pulls his leg out and throws it over the shoulder to lock a triangle as his opponent is coming back up.