Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 3 - Using the Hip Switch to Replace Guard from Side Control

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 3 - Using the Hip Switch to Replace Guard from Side Control

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Xande begins in hip position one on bottom, with his opponent on top, also in hip position one. Now using his internal hip rotation to generate force by pushing off the mat, he begins to move his opponent and get his leg underneath. Now with a big hip switch from position one on his right side, he goes to position one on his left side and replaces his guard.


Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 2 - The Importance of Internal Hip Rotation

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 2 - The Importance of Internal Hip Rotation

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Xande breaks down the importance of internal rotation of the hip, starting on his side in the fundamental survival position, and then shows how the same theory applies to being on top in side control. This internal rotation is a major key to this seminar.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 1 - Mobility Warm Up

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 1 - Mobility Warm Up

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In this seminar, Sensei Xande shows many things he's been focusing on lately dealing with movement and behavior patterns, specifically related to side control for this series. He begins with some mobility drills to warm up and build a foundation for the angles and positions he will be using.

Inside the University 1019 - Saulo Choke from Mount

Inside the University 1019 - Saulo Choke from Mount

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After mounting his opponent, Nick has his collar grip across his opponent's neck, and he looks to get an underhand grip on the other lapel. As he drops his elbow to the mat, he pulls the other lapel, finishing the choke on both sides of the neck.

Inside the University 1018 - Closing the Space when Mounting

Inside the University 1018 - Closing the Space when Mounting

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Nick goes over a common mistake made when mounting your opponent, which is to throw your leg over and leave way too much space for him to replace guard. If he does throw his leg over, he switches his base first, but he much prefers to slide the knee across the belly and keep pressure the whole time while he takes the mount.

Inside the University 1017 - Double Unders Pass to Mount

Inside the University 1017 - Double Unders Pass to Mount

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Continuing with the double unders pass, now when Nick gets to side control his opponent turns to face him. Nick is expecting him to do this and he times his movement to mount as his opponent turns. Still with his collar grip, Nick has some options to look for the choke now.

Inside the University 1016 - Double Unders Pass

Inside the University 1016 - Double Unders Pass

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While passing the guard, Nick gets both his arms under his opponent's legs and clasps his hands above the hips. Next he lifts his opponent's hips and pulls him on top of his thighs. Now one arm reaches across to grab the far lapel, and stacks his opponent putting very heavy pressure on him, and inches his way to the side until his opponent willingly accepts side control because of the pressure.

Inside the University 1015 - Preventing the Guard Pass while Sitting Down

Inside the University 1015 - Preventing the Guard Pass while Sitting Down

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Nick answers some students' questions on how to prevent the guard pass while sitting down, and goes into the importance of not letting your opponent control your legs or pants to set up his guard pass.

Inside the University 1014 - How to Use a Triangle in a Self Defense Situation

Inside the University 1014 - How to Use a Triangle in a Self Defense Situation

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While showing how effective a triangle can be in a self defense situation, Nick goes over a very important detail. If your opponent attempts to pick you up and slam you, you can stop this by simply hooking his leg with your arm.

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Inside the University 1012 - Triangle from Closed Guard

Inside the University 1012 - Triangle from Closed Guard

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After breaking his opponent's posture as shown previously, Nick gets the overhook, escapes his hips and pulls the head down. When his opponent makes a move to push his knee, Nick grabs the wrist and pins it to his opponent's body. From here it's easy for him to bring his leg over the top and cross his feet to start setting up the triangle.

Inside the University 1011 - Breaking Your Opponent's Posture in Closed Guard

Inside the University 1011 - Breaking Your Opponent's Posture in Closed Guard

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Nick shows two ways to break your opponent's posture while in closed guard. In the first one, he swims his arms inside and pushes his opponent's arms off his belly while he pulls in with his legs. He finishes with an overhook and head control. In the second, his opponent puts his knee in Nick's but looking to open the guard, and Nick times his pull with his legs to break posture and then gets head control.