Xande's Omoplata Series 3 - Finishing when Your Opponent Goes Knee on Belly

Xande's Omoplata Series 3 - Finishing when Your Opponent Goes Knee on Belly

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Starting from the omoplata, Xande's opponent defends by putting his knee on Xande's belly. With his inside hand, he grips the bottom of the pants, and his other hand grips the belt or back of pants. Next, Xande stretches his bottom arm as he escapes his hips, until his opponent is lying on the mat. Now he can sit up and finish the omoplata.


Xande's Omoplata Series 2 - Breaking Your Opponent's Posture to Finish

Xande's Omoplata Series 2 - Breaking Your Opponent's Posture to Finish

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Again, starting with the omoplata already locked, Xande's opponent postures up to defend. Now Xande extends his legs and squeezes them together, pinching the arm. Here he can sit himself up and lean forward to finish the omoplata as before.

Xande's Omoplata Series 1 - Basic Omoplata Finish

Xande's Omoplata Series 1 - Basic Omoplata Finish

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In this series, Xande will cover many ways to finish the omoplata, set up the omoplata, and transition to other techniques from the omoplata. First he covers the basic way to finish the omoplata. Starting with the omoplata already locked, Xande stresses the importance of escaping his hips away from his opponent, and keeping his triangle locked with his knees pinched. Using his hands posted on the mat, he can sit up and push his hips back, before reaching over his opponent's back to control his body. Now he slides his outside foot back to make an S-position with his legs. By lifting his hips and driving his head forward, Xande can put pressure on the shoulder and finish the omoplata.

Inside The University 293 - Reverse De La Riva to X-Guard Sweep

Inside The University 293 - Reverse De La Riva to X-Guard Sweep

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Again, Xande starts in the reverse De La Riva guard, bumps his opponent forward and sets up the single leg X-guard, but this time his opponent defends the sweep. Xande now swings his outside leg back underneath his opponent and sets up the X-guard hooks. From here, he can either drop his bottom hook behind the heel and sweep backwards, or stretch both hooks and sit up for the sweep.

Inside The University 292 - Reverse De La Riva to Single Leg X-Guard Sweep

Inside The University 292 - Reverse De La Riva to Single Leg X-Guard Sweep

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Xande starts in the reverse De La Riva and bumps his opponent forward, as he did before. He moves his hook to push the hip, his other leg goes underneath the near leg and his foot goes on the hip, and he breaks his opponent's posture with a heavy collar grip. He removes his foot off the far hip, and his opponent reacts by coming back over him, so Xande elevates his hips to sweep him backwards.

Inside The University 291 - Replacing Guard when Opponent Smashes Your Z-Guard

Inside The University 291 - Replacing Guard when Opponent Smashes Your Z-Guard

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Xande uses the same setup as before to establish the Z-guard, but this time his opponent smashes his legs right away. Xande opens his elbow on the collar grip to make a frame against his opponent's neck, and his other arm posts on the mat. With the help of his bottom leg, Xande is able to escape his hips and replace the guard.

Inside The University 290 - Reverse De La Riva to Z-Guard Sweep

Inside The University 290 - Reverse De La Riva to Z-Guard Sweep

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Xande starts in a reverse De La Riva guard, gripping the collar and ankle, and uses his hook to kick his opponent forward. When his opponent is off balance, Xande releases the collar grip to under hook the leg, and turns to his side, dropping his legs to make the Z-guard. With the leg tight to his body, he pushes the knee with his top leg to knock his opponent back. Now he can come up to finish the sweep.

Inside The University 289 - Escaping to Belly Down from Side Control

Inside The University 289 - Escaping to Belly Down from Side Control

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Again from side control, Xande frames and swims his arm under his opponent's armpit as he did before. He tries to hip escape and replace the guard, but it does not work this time, so he brings his hand from the hip to help him swim his head under the armpit. From here he posts on his elbow and grabs the pants at the hip to find the leverage to hip escape. Now he can turn belly down, or he also has the option to replace the guard.

Inside The University 288 - Replacing Guard from Side Control

Inside The University 288 - Replacing Guard from Side Control

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Xande's opponent has side control on him with a grip on the collar, so Xande's first move is to frame inside his opponent's elbow, making sure to keep his own elbow close to his body. He uses his frame to open the elbow, and swims his other arm underneath the armpit. His other elbow now goes to his opponent's hip, and he hip escapes to create space to bring his knee inside. From here, he continues to escape until he can replace the guard.

Inside The University 287 - Armbar with Opponent on Your Back

Inside The University 287 - Armbar with Opponent on Your Back

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With his opponent on his back holding the seat belt grip, Maximiliano grabs the top wrist with both hands and pulls the arm straight and moves it to the other side of his head. He pins the arm with his shoulder and chin, and by wrapping it up with both his arms pointing behind his head, he is able to finish a straight armbar.

Inside The University 286 - Sweep and Choke after Your Opponent Passes

Inside The University 286 - Sweep and Choke after Your Opponent Passes

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Maximiliano shows some options he uses after his opponent passes his guard. By feeding his opponent's lapel behind his back and gripping the belt, Max shows how he is able to sweep and set up a brabo or bread cutter choke.

Inside The University 285 - Back Take and Choke when Opponent Knee Slices

Inside The University 285 - Back Take and Choke when Opponent Knee Slices

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Maximiliano continues from the same set up as before, but this time his opponent does not whizzer his arm. Now while posted on his elbow, he pulls his opponent's hips to him with his pants or belt grip, and opens his elbow to push the knee away from him, causing his opponent to sit down on his butt. Max immediately makes a choking grip on the lapel, and shows options to finish the choke by either keeping the bottom lapel grip, or releasing it and reaching across to the material on the shoulder.