Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 3 - Bridge to All Fours

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 3 - Bridge to All Fours

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This movement is one to use when someone is on your back and you want to turn in and face them. Xande begins on his back and bridges his hips before taking a couple steps and turning to his side. Now he brings his leg underneath and turns to all fours.


Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 2 - Activating Your Pedal Leg

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 2 - Activating Your Pedal Leg

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Having sat back with the fade away, Xande's focus now is activating his pedal or bottom leg. He can bring back and get to his knee for hero pose or warrior stance, or even to a technical stand up. He can also bring it forward to sit down and pull guard. This drill will help you practice moving back and forth with your pedal leg.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 1 - Fade Away from Turtle

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 1 - Fade Away from Turtle

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This series will cover Xande's favorite ways to defend from the turtle position and when your opponent has your back with one hook. He begins with some mobility drills that will translate into all of his escapes. First is the fade away, which he goes from turtle to s position, sometimes tying them together with the hero pose. His whole idea is to get to a safe seated position.

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 5 - The Hell Choke

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 5 - The Hell Choke

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After Xande had escaped the butterfly guard and was in a good position to pass, Adam turtled up to not give up the guard pass. Now Xande found himself attacking the back with one hook in and got his lapel choke grips. He decided to release the hook, allowing Adam to turn to turtle again. Instead of going for the clock choke, he felt it was better to jump over the back and roll Adam to finish the choke.

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 4 - Countering the Knee Shield from Hero Pose

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 4 - Countering the Knee Shield from Hero Pose

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Having done his fade away to the hero pose, where he is looking to use the cross knee pass, Xande is now having trouble passing because Adam placed his knee shield. When Adam extends his shield to create space so he can replace his hook, Xande drops his weight to kill the legs. Now he is able to work for his pass, ideally passing straight to mount.

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 3 - Fade Away to Cross Knee Pass

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 3 - Fade Away to Cross Knee Pass

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Coming back to his fight with Adam, Xande shows his process on how he could pass Adam's butterfly guard. When he did the fade away, Adam's hook was still strong, so Xande brought his back foot in between his legs and switched to his hero pose. From here he was no longer in the butterfly guard and could use the cross knee pass.

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 2 - Fade Away Butterfly Guard Pass when Opponent Has Overhook

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 2 - Fade Away Butterfly Guard Pass when Opponent Has Overhook

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Now Xande takes us back to 2004 in a fight against Jefferson Moura who played his butterfly guard with an overhook arm wrap. In this case when Xande sits back on his heels, he brings his arm down to hold the leg and drops pressure with his shoulder. He gets his head below the chin and now he can use his fade away pass.

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 1 - Fade Away Butterfly Guard Pass

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 1 - Fade Away Butterfly Guard Pass

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Xande breaks down his Abu Dhabi Grand Slam fight against Adam Wardzinski, who has a very strong butterfly guard. Xande begins by explaining how he keeps his posture so he doesn't get swept right away. Next he covers his fade away pass, where he sits back on his heels and fades back into an S position, giving him the separation he needs to pass his opponent's hooks.

Xande Webinar 10 - Kesa Gatame Escape (Portuguese)

Xande Webinar 10 - Kesa Gatame Escape (Portuguese)

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Xande goes over his escape from the Kesa Gatame, which is the Judo version of side control, when your opponent stays on his hip and uses his ribs to apply pressure to your mid section.

Xande Webinar 9 - Back Escape to Side Control

Xande Webinar 9 - Back Escape to Side Control

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Xande goes over his favorite way to escape the back, and even end up in a dominant position. First he shows a movement drill to do on your own to get the footwork and motion of the technique down. His main focus in this technique is how his feet use the floor to give him the leverage he needs to escape.

Xande Webinar 8 - Question from Rodrigo Cavaca (Portuguese)

Xande Webinar 8 - Question from Rodrigo Cavaca (Portuguese)

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Co-leader of Zenith BJJ and former coach of Marcus Buchecha, Rodrigo Cavaca tunes in to the webinar and asks Xande a question about his 2-on-1 arm control position.

Xande Webinar 7 - Using 2-on-1 Arm Control

Xande Webinar 7 - Using 2-on-1 Arm Control

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Now Xande answers some questions on how he uses the 2-on-1 arm control with a grip on the sleeve and the triceps. While playing guard with this type of control, he has many variations of attacks, but in this video he focuses on using it to set up a butterfly guard and attack from there.