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 VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 6 - Breaking Down the Side Closed Guard

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 6 - Breaking Down the Side Closed Guard

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After Xande fought his way to get on top, Roger was able to get a side closed guard and reach over Xande's back to get a sleeve grip. Xande breaks down some mistakes he made while stuck in the position, and also covers some things he would have been looking to do if he was in Roger's position.

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 5 - Preventing the Pass with the Diamond Concept

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 5 - Preventing the Pass with the Diamond Concept

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After getting swept by Roger, Xande finds himself in a knee shield guard with Roger looking to apply pressure up top and pass the guard. Xande explains how he was able to successfully use his diamond concept to not only prevent the pass, but get to his knees and get the bigger man's weight off of him.

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 4 - Half Guard Strategy on Top

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 4 - Half Guard Strategy on Top

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In the fight with Roger, Xande got swept from the half guard, but now he goes over some different strategies he could have used to maintain his position on top and pass the guard.

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 3 - Cross Face VS Nearside Underhook from Half Guard

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 3 - Cross Face VS Nearside Underhook from Half Guard

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Having taken Roger down and establishing half guard, Xande discusses using the cross face vs. the nearside underhook against Roger, or someone taller and bigger than him in general. In many cases, the cross face would be preferred, but because of Roger's size, he was able to sweep Xande even while cross faced. Xande shows how could have used the nearside underhook to his advantage in this situation.

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 2 - The Xande Guruma

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 2 - The Xande Guruma

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Xande discusses Roger's favorite grip in the stand up fight and how he likes to take people down. Knowing this, Xande was able to mentally prepare, so when Roger got the cross sleeve grip on him, he could hit a variation of the duck under takedown which he now calls the Xande Guruma.

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 1 - Duck Under Takedown

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 1 - Duck Under Takedown

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In this series Xande analyzes his fight with Roger Gracie in the 2008 World Championship Final. He starts off by showing a duck under takedown he hit on Roger in 2006, which helped him prepare for this fight, as he hit a similar takedown that will be his next technique in this series.

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.