Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 4 - Half Guard Pass to Mount

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 4 - Half Guard Pass to Mount

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Xande goes over a position from one of his fights where he made a mistake, and shows what he should have done. From the half guard, he has the underhook on his inner side, so he uses his leverage to turn his opponent away from him. His free leg now come under his opponent's thigh, and his hips are heavy on top of the thigh. With his knee on the mat, Xande sprawls his trapped leg down until the half guard breaks open, and now he can take the mount.


Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 3 - Curu Curu Guard Sweep

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 3 - Curu Curu Guard Sweep

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In his second fight at World Masters, Xande attempted a basic hook sweep but his opponent defended by posting the leg. Xande used the space to get underneath his hips and set up the curu curu guard, with one foot in the growing and the other hooking behind the far knee. By stretching both his legs, he put his opponent on the mat, and while holding the leg, he stands up into base. His opponent also stood up, so Xande changed the leg to his other hand and grabbed his opponent's belt from behind, before spinning to bring him down and finish the sweep.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 2 - Kimura from Side Control

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 2 - Kimura from Side Control

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Still analyzing his first fight, Xande is in side control, sprawled out to keep his weight heavy. He switches to his knees to give his opponent space to turn away, and as he turns, Xande locks up the kimura grip and hugs the arm to his chest. Keeping his weight down, Xande walks toward the head and steps over so his opponent is between his legs. To finish the kimura, he posts his back leg and yanks up on the arm to break his opponent's defensive grip on his own belt.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 1 - Kata Guruma to Guard Pass

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 1 - Kata Guruma to Guard Pass

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In this series, Xande breakdowns the positions in his fights at the World Masters and Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. He begins with the kata guruma takedown from his first fight at World Masters. His opponent was much taller and able to secure a lapel grip on him, so Xande made a grip at the shoulder, near the armpit. After pushing him back a little, his opponent reacted by stepping forward. Xande used the opportunity to drop to his knees, pulling down with the shoulder grip, and finishing the kata guruma. On the ground, his opponent tried to bring his knees to Xande to establish a guard, but Xande used his body to smash the knees right away and pass to side control.

Yuki Nakai Series 10 - Reverse Armbar from Side Control Escape

Yuki Nakai Series 10 - Reverse Armbar from Side Control Escape

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With his opponent on top in side control, Yuki places his forearms at the neck and the hips, gripping the gi. He pushes his opponent up and escapes his hips, creating space to bring his inside foot to his opponent's thigh. His outside leg goes on top of the arm, and he grabs his own shin to trap the arm. Yuki pinches his knees together and raises his hips to finish the reverse armbar.

Yuki Nakai Series 9 - Armlock from Side Control

Yuki Nakai Series 9 - Armlock from Side Control

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From side control, Yuki grabs his opponent's hand and twists it so the palm is facing outside, and brings his other hand underneath the arm to grab his own wrist, making a kimura grip. With his opponent's arm bent a little at the elbow, Yuki closes straightens his own arms and closes his elbows, causing his opponent to tap from torque on the elbow.

Yuki Nakai Series 8 - Heel Hook from Guard Pull

Yuki Nakai Series 8 - Heel Hook from Guard Pull

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From standing, Yuki grips the lapel and pulls guard, swinging his leg between his opponent's legs and around the outside, placing his foot on the hip. His other leg makes a hook behind the other knee. Yuki uses his hooks to sweep his opponent backward and wraps his arm around the foot to finish the heel hook.

Yuki Nakai Series 7 - Heel Hook from Standing Behind Opponent

Yuki Nakai Series 7 - Heel Hook from Standing Behind Opponent

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Yuki starts from standing behind his opponent with his arms wrapped around the waist. He drops his hips on the mat, swings his leg in between his opponent's legs, and spins to land in the 50/50 guard. He clasps his hands together and uses his forearm to torque his opponent's heel, forcing the submission.

Yuki Nakai Series 6 - Armlock from Turtle on Top

Yuki Nakai Series 6 - Armlock from Turtle on Top

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With his opponent in turtle position, Yuki stays near the head with his chest on his opponent's back, and feeds the from the far side to his near side hand, underneath the torso. Using his leverage, he drives and rolls his opponent onto his back, landing in the mount. Now he switches to the other side, keeping the grip on the gi. He traps the near arm with his thigh, puts pressure on the neck with his forearm, and finishes the armlock using leverage from his hips.

Yuki Nakai Series 5 - Armbar from the Back

Yuki Nakai Series 5 - Armbar from the Back

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Yuki is on his opponent's back with both hooks and seat belt control. His opponent is defending the choke, so he grabs the wrist with his hand over the shoulder, and grabs his own wrist with his other hand. He pushes his opponent away with his feet on the hips, and brings his arm over the face to the other side of the head. Now he opens the arm from the body, and brings his leg over the head to finish the armbar.

Yuki Nakai Series 4 - Monoplata from Mount

Yuki Nakai Series 4 - Monoplata from Mount

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From the mount, Yuki weaves his arm through his opponent's arm, and wraps it underneath his own leg to trap his opponent's arm. He slides his foot toward his opponent's head, and with the help of his free hand, he places his ankle on his opponent's neck. From here he can place his free foot on top of his choking foot, and pull the elbow up to finish the monoplata, or he can sit up and put his weight on the throat to finish a choke.

Yuki Nakai Series 3 - Toe Hold when Opponent is on Your Back

Yuki Nakai Series 3 - Toe Hold when Opponent is on Your Back

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Yuki's opponent has back control with both hooks. His first objective is to protect his neck and defend the choke. When he is ready to attack, Yuki grabs his opponent's toes and drops his weight to one side, using his forearm to pin the leg down. His other hand now grabs the toes as well and he torques to finish the toe hold. Yuki shows a few options to submit from here.