Xande Enter the Matrix 8 - Matrix Reverse Armbar

Xande Enter the Matrix 8 - Matrix Reverse Armbar

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Having gotten to his matrix side closed guard, Xande is now ready throw attacks at his opponent. His option is to grab the far armpit and swim his arm under the arm, trapping it to his body. He secures a solid grip at the elbow and crunches his body and he flexes to finish the reverse armbar.


Xande Enter the Matrix 7 - Enter the Matrix

Xande Enter the Matrix 7 - Enter the Matrix

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Now Xande shows how he enters the matrix, which is a variation of the side closed guard. After dragging the arm across, he shifts his hips up so his legs are higher up on his opponent's body and the arm is on his hip in the pocket. Now he is ready for more attacks.

Xande Enter the Matrix 6 - Side Closed Guard Setup when Opponent Tries to Break Collar Grip

Xande Enter the Matrix 6 - Side Closed Guard Setup when Opponent Tries to Break Collar Grip

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Now while in his classic collar and sleeve guard, Xande's opponent grabs Xande's wrist in attempt to break his collar grip. Xande keeps a strong collar grip and cups the elbow with his other hand. Using his opponent's force against him, Xande switches his hips and gets to his side closed guard.

Xande Enter the Matrix 5 - Hip Switch Using a 2-on-1 Grip

Xande Enter the Matrix 5 - Hip Switch Using a 2-on-1 Grip

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Xande goes over the hip switch again, but this time he is using a 2-on-1 sleeve grip rather than the classic guard collar and sleeve grips.

Xande Enter the Matrix 4 - Hip Switch to Side Closed Guard

Xande Enter the Matrix 4 - Hip Switch to Side Closed Guard

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Xande goes over in detail how to do a proper hip switch, changing direction from one side to the other. Too often he sees people only switch half way and end up on their back. First he shows the movement in a solo drill and then applies it to setting up your side closed guard.

Xande Enter the Matrix 3 - Scissors Choke

Xande Enter the Matrix 3 - Scissors Choke

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Again Xande is looking for the scissors sweep from classic guard, but his opponent defends by stepping over his leg, giving Xande the opportunity to make his second choke grip. While keeping his scissors activated in his legs, he pulls his opponent's head toward his hip and uses his back muscles to finish the choke.

Xande Enter the Matrix 2 - Knee Push Scissors Sweep

Xande Enter the Matrix 2 - Knee Push Scissors Sweep

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This time when Xande sets up his classic scissors sweep, his opponent shifts his weight and changes the angle, making it hard for Xande to scissors. Now Xande places his foot on the knee and pushes to get the sweep, all while making sure to stay elegant, or keep his body extended.

Xande Enter the Matrix 1 - Scissors Sweep from Classic Guard

Xande Enter the Matrix 1 - Scissors Sweep from Classic Guard

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In this series Xande starts off with some simple sweeps and techniques from the classic guard, then dives deeper into using the movements to set up the matrix, which is a position he uses in the side closed guard. First off is a classic scissors sweep to mount, which Xande shows how to set up when your opponent steps over your leg.

Inside the University 942 - Keeping Your Hand in the Pocket

Inside the University 942 - Keeping Your Hand in the Pocket

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Saulo breaks down some micro details on keeping your arm diagonal by placing your hand in your pocket. This is an important step as it allows you the leverage to block and recover.

Inside the University 941 - Frustrating the Predator

Inside the University 941 - Frustrating the Predator

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Saulo gives some important words of wisdom about staying calm, blocking the mount and frustrating your opponent while he is on the attack. By keeping your defense strong and not giving him the opportunity to advance, he is bound to get frustrated and make a mistake, which gives you a chance to capitalize.

Inside the University 940 - Creating Separation to Gain Leverage

Inside the University 940 - Creating Separation to Gain Leverage

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Saulo goes over the finer points of creating separation by extending your body away from your opponent, or becoming elegant. This space gives him the leverage he needs to explode his knee up to escape. Also, it is very important he breathes as he moves. If he holds his breath, it will hinder his movement and make him tense.

Inside the University 939 - Solo Drill to Escape Mount and Recover Guard

Inside the University 939 - Solo Drill to Escape Mount and Recover Guard

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Now Saulo goes over a drill to do on your own that covers the entire movement of escaping the mount and recovering your guard. This drill puts all the movements together, and you should make a point to focus on doing a proper block at the beginning, as it is the key to the entire escape.