Xande's Modern Guard Killer 9 - Modified Headquarters to Buttflop or Shotgun Pass

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 9 - Modified Headquarters to Buttflop or Shotgun Pass

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Xande teaches how to set up the modified grips for the Headquarters position and explains that he prefers it over the traditional grips because your opponent may be able to establish a lasso guard from the traditional grips. He then teaches how to do the buttflop or shotgun pass from the headquarters position and explains the differences between the two variations.


Xande's Modern Guard Killer 8 - Modified Headquarters to Side Smash Pass

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 8 - Modified Headquarters to Side Smash Pass

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Xande teaches the side smash pass, one of the most important attacks from the headquarters position. The side smash is an excellent way to break your opponent's offensive de la riva or berimbolo game through early prevention and force them to play your game. He explains that the side smash can be used as an initial jab to set up your other passes. Your opponent will react to your attempt to collapse and smash their knees and your chain of attacks can be launched immediately upon their reaction.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 7 - Passing Options from Headquarters Position

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 7 - Passing Options from Headquarters Position

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Xande covers numerous passing options available from the Headquarters positions that makes it a very strong hub for launching attacks to pass the modern guard. Utilizing the headquarters position, when established properly, makes it hard for your opponent to set up an offensive guard. The HQ position can neutralize the offensive aspect of your opponent's guard and acts as a safe zone from which you can look to pass in many different ways.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 6 - 3 Ways to Smash and Pass the Inverted Guard

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 6 - 3 Ways to Smash and Pass the Inverted Guard

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Xande teaches his three favorite ways to smash and pass the inverted guard against people who go completely inverted. Using pressure to smash your opponent when they are inverted can be a very uncomfortable experience but we must be careful to approach and apply pressure correctly or else they may be able to spin into a triangle or sweep.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 3 - Berimbolo Counter with Gangster Crossface

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 3 - Berimbolo Counter with Gangster Crossface

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Xande teaches how to stuff your opponent's berimbolo attempt with a hardcore crossface that he likes to call the gangster. Once the cross face is established, your opponent is likely to spin back to establish guard. If they make the mistake of insisting on the berimbolo, you will have many opportunities to pass their guard altogether.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 2 - Late Berimbolo Counter Reberimbolo to Back Take

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 2 - Late Berimbolo Counter Reberimbolo to Back Take

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Xande teaches a late counter to the late berimbolo using your opponent's attempt to spin underneath you to take their back instead. The reberimbolo requires anticipation of your opponent's movements, understanding of the berimbolo roll, and practice to be able to execute it against them successfully.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 1 - Understanding the Berimbolo Roll Defense

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 1 - Understanding the Berimbolo Roll Defense

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Xande opens up his modern guard killer series with an intro to the counter roll to prevent your opponent from spinning underneath you to sweep you. This is a late defense to the berimbolo and sets us up for our next defense.

Inside the University 46 - Passing During the Guard Pull with Double Unders Pass

Inside the University 46 - Passing During the Guard Pull with Double Unders Pass

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Saulo shows how to set up the double under guard pass as your opponent is pulling their guard. The double unders pass can be initiated after the guard pull but why wait for them to set up their guard before going for the pass? In this pass we connect our elbow to our knee to create a shield and move at an angle to initiate the guard pass as our opponent is pulling their guard.

Inside the University 45 - Passing During the Guard Pull with a Hand Plant Modified X-Pass

Inside the University 45 - Passing During the Guard Pull with a Hand Plant Modified X-Pass

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Saulo teaches the guard pass that he used during his opponent's guard pull in the Absolute finals match against Fabio Leopoldo at the 2013 IBJJF Master Senior World Championships. In this pass we plant our hand on our opponent's ribs and lean forward to pressure their hips to hinder their mobility. At the same time we cut across at an angle to steer around our opponent's legs to pass their guard while they are pulling guard on you. The guard pass requires split moment reaction and requires drilling to be able to perform it quickly. It is essential to prevent our opponent from being able to place their feet on our hips, to apply pressure with our hand on their ribs to hinder the mobility of their hips, and to cut across at an angle all at the same time.

Dean Lister Footlock Machine 5 - Arm In Guillotine

Dean Lister Footlock Machine 5 - Arm In Guillotine

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Dean teaches the basic arm in guillotine attack and explains that he prefers the arm in guillotine over the arm out guillotine because it is much harder to escape when you have your opponent's arm in. He shows the mechanics of how you crunch your core to apply the pressure that will get you the tap.

Dean Lister Footlock Machine 4 - Straight Kneebar

Dean Lister Footlock Machine 4 - Straight Kneebar

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Dean Lister introduces his set up to the straight kneebar and talks about the importance in the details of how you grip the leg when going for the submission to ensure that your opponent is unable to escape. Although some people may teach otherwise, Dean does not recommend attacking with a toehold from the straight kneebar set up because it gives your opponent the opportunity to scramble out and escape from the submission.

Dean Lister Footlock Machine 3 - Outside Straight Ankle Footlock

Dean Lister Footlock Machine 3 - Outside Straight Ankle Footlock

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Dean Lister continues the footlock attacks with how to set up and finish the outside straight ankle footlock.