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.

Inside The University 284 - Sweep when Opponent Knee Slices

Inside The University 284 - Sweep when Opponent Knee Slices

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Maximiliano shows a position he has developed to defend the guard pass when his opponent knee slices. First he feeds the far lapel to his hand between the legs, and grabs the pants at the inside of the knee. From here, he uses his arm to bump his opponent forward, and then switches the lapel grip to his other hand. A common reaction is for his opponent to whizzer, so Max reaches his free hand over the back to grab the belt, and sweeps by rolling to his back. Once he has swept his opponent, he switches his lapel grip again, and grips the sleeve to control his opponent.

Inside The University 283 - How Jiu-Jitsu Helped A Paraplegic Man

Inside The University 283 - How Jiu-Jitsu Helped A Paraplegic Man

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Maximiliano Ulloa was a blue belt when he fell off a balcony in 2012, leaving him paralyzed and unable to use his legs. He tells his story and talks about how Jiu-Jitsu helped him during his initial recovery from the accident, and how he has since adapted his Jiu-Jitsu to accommodate his physical capabilities.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 10 - Switching Sides to Knee Cut Pass

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 10 - Switching Sides to Knee Cut Pass

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Xande continues where he left off after sweeping his opponent in the last technique shown. He landed on top, controlling both of his opponent's leg, and had his right leg inside the guard. He immediately shuffled his feet to switch sides so that his left leg is now in the guard. Because of his speed and his grip on the pants, his opponent could not place a knee shield in time, and Xande was able to finish the knee cut pass. He emphasizes the importance of looking to pass right away after coming up on top from the sweep.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 9 - Open Guard Sweep set up from Collar Drag

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 9 - Open Guard Sweep set up from Collar Drag

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In Xande's final match at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, he pulled guard and started trying to work his sweeps. He ended up in a seated guard position where he went for a collar drag. His opponent reacted by stepping his leg and maintaining his standing position, so Xande instinctively pulled himself underneath his opponent. While controlling both legs, Xande swung one leg around his opponent's leg and put his foot on the hip, and his other foot hooked behind his butt. From here, Xande pulled the legs and pushed the hips to sweep his opponent and establish top position.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 8 - Escaping Back Control with One Hook

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 8 - Escaping Back Control with One Hook

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Now discussing the semi-finals with Erberth Santos, Xande is in turtle and his opponent has one hook and pulls him down to that side. First Xande puts his head down and looks to his opponent, and uses his hands to protect his neck and defend the 2nd hook. Next he brings his free leg to release the hook, and steps over the bottom leg. Xande attempted to turn back in to go to side control, but Erberth saw it coming and escaped.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 7 - Kimura from Deep Half Guard on Top

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 7 - Kimura from Deep Half Guard on Top

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Xande now reviews his first fight at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. His opponent pulled a deep half guard, so Xande made sure to get the underhook and sprawled to keep his weight heavy on his opponent's head. He was able to step his leg over the head, and then pulled his elbow tight to his body to keep his opponent's arm trapped. His opponent turned in to him, and Xande was able to create the space to switch his grip to a kimura trap. His opponent tried to defend with different grips, but Xande was able to use his leverage to break the grip and finish the kimura.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 6 - Double Guard Pull to X-Pass

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 6 - Double Guard Pull to X-Pass

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In his first fight in the absolute division, Xande fought Formiga, and knew he would pull guard, so Xande also pulled, landing in the double guard pull position. As Formiga pulled Xande's lapel, Xande grabbed his pants on the inside leg, stood up at an angle and immediately passed with the X-pass. Formiga turned away to try to escape, and Xande was able to control him and step over to the mount, where he set up other attacks.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 5 - Defending the Over Under Pass

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 5 - Defending the Over Under Pass

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Xande continues his review, now talking about the semi-finals fight that he lost, and goes over what he should have done to win his fight. Xande's opponent is attempting to pass with the over under grips, so Xande blocks the over arm, and drops his leg heavy on the other shoulder. He escapes his hips enough so he can sit up and grab his opponent's belt. From here, he reaches over the back to grab the lat, and forces his leg free, landing in the turtle position. In the fight, his opponent was able to sit out and restart the fight standing. What Xande should have done is make the seat belt grip and keep his chest heavy on his opponent, and look to work the crucifix while his leg was still being held.