Xande's Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2017 Review 7 - Forcing Half Guard from Butterfly Guard

Xande's Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2017 Review 7 - Forcing Half Guard from Butterfly Guard

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In his final fight, Xande faced an opponent with a good butterfly guard, so he knew that he wanted to force the half guard. First, he grips the pants and gets the underhook, and when his opponent tries to lift him with the butterfly hook, he keeps his hand on the back rather than posting on the mat. While he is lifted off the mat, he breaks his hip, turning it to the outside and freeing his leg from the butterfly hook. At this point, his opponent locked the half guard. Xande reacted by opening his opponent's arm that was controlling his own arm, bringing his knee to the hip, and flattening him out to force the half guard.


Inside The University 297 - Knee Shield Guard Control

Inside The University 297 - Knee Shield Guard Control

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Xande breaks down the general concepts of the knee shield guard, stressing the importance of using one foot on the hip while using your knee shield. He shows how to switch back and forth from side to side, and how to use his frame to scoot back into a technical stand up or to reset his guard.

Inside The University 249 - Preventing the Guard Pass Part 3

Inside The University 249 - Preventing the Guard Pass Part 3

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Saulo continues to correct mistakes and refine the details of defending yourself while your opponent is trying to pass, again emphasizing the importance of the initial bridge. He also gives his students an exercise to practice transitioning to each of the four counter attacks he previously taught.

Inside The University 248 - Preventing the Guard Pass Part 2

Inside The University 248 - Preventing the Guard Pass Part 2

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After watching the students, Saulo points out some common mistakes being made from the defensive position on the side. He shows some more details on how important the bridge is, and how to transition to each of the counter attacks while your opponent is passing.

Inside The University 247 - Preventing the Guard Pass Part 1

Inside The University 247 - Preventing the Guard Pass Part 1

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Saulo shows how to play defense on the bottom when your opponent is passing your guard. His first move is to fall to his side and hug himself with his arms. From this position, he shows several options to move around your opponent depending on what he does or what you want to do.

Xande's Collar Guard Series 14 - Get Up Sweep

Xande's Collar Guard Series 14 - Get Up Sweep

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Xande is playing his collar guard, but his opponent wants to keep distance to avoid his attacks, so he backs away from Xande. This gives Xande space, so he immediately does his get up and grabs his opponent's pants. By pulling with the pants grip and pushing with the collar grip, Xande sweeps and comes to the top.

Xande's Collar Guard Series 13 - More Arm Drag Options

Xande's Collar Guard Series 13 - More Arm Drag Options

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Xande answers a couple questions from his uke, and goes a little more in depth on the arm drag he showed before, and offers a couple different options when using it. He also briefly discusses the 2-on-1 arm drag and gives a little preview to his next position in this series.

Xande's Collar Guard Series 12 - Collar Drag

Xande's Collar Guard Series 12 - Collar Drag

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While playing the collar guard with the collar and sleeve control, Xande is unable to hit the arm drag he showed in the last position, so instead he looks for the collar drag. The hand that controls the sleeve lets go and posts on the mat, his foot comes to the outside and he pulls the collar hard, bringing his opponent's face to the mat. Now he can come up to the back as he did in the last position, or if the arm gets trapped between his legs, he can set up the crucifix.

Xande's Collar Guard Series 11 - Arm Drag to Back Take

Xande's Collar Guard Series 11 - Arm Drag to Back Take

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While playing the collar guard, Xande is controlling his opponent's collar and sleeve, with one foot on the hip and one on the knee. In one motion, Xande pulls the arm across his body and closes his guard on the side of his opponent's body. The elbow of his arm controlling the collar is on the ground and he reaches across the back, grabbing the armpit. He uses the armpit grip and his top leg to pull himself on top of his opponent's back, and rolls through to end up in a good back take position.

Xande's Collar Guard Series 9 - Collar Guard Gripping Concepts

Xande's Collar Guard Series 9 - Collar Guard Gripping Concepts

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Xande answers a question about the specific grips he uses while playing the collar guard. He goes into detail on his preferred finger placement and motion of each hand while gripping and choking.

Xande's Collar Guard Series 8 - Cross Collar Choke

Xande's Collar Guard Series 8 - Cross Collar Choke

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Xande shows his favorite attack from the collar guard, which is the cross collar choke. While playing the collar guard, Xande's opponent goes to smash him, so he immediately closing his fingers tighter, causing the fabric on the other side to create a ridge he can grab hold of with his other hand. From here he pulls his opponent down and finishes the choke.

Xande's Collar Guard Series 7 - Basic Movements when Your Opponent is Standing (Part 3 of 3)

Xande's Collar Guard Series 7 - Basic Movements when Your Opponent is Standing (Part 3 of 3)

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Xande now has the collar guard, but does not have a grip on his opponent's sleeve, so he uses his hand as a post while playing the seated collar guard. As his opponent tries passing on either side, Xande shows how he moves with him and always stays in front so his guard does not get passed.