White Belt University - Two Armbar Variations from Closed Guard, the Fast Armbar and Technical Armbar

White Belt University - Two Armbar Variations from Closed Guard, the Fast Armbar and Technical Armbar

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Xande teaches two basic armbars from the closed guard, the fast armbar and the traditional technical armbar. Each armbar has its advantages and drawbacks depending on the situation.

Controlling the Back

Controlling the Back

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Xande teaches two ways to maintain your back control though early or late prevention. The first lesson covers how to use your hooks to readjust back control to prevent your opponent from putting their shoulders and hips on the mats. The second lesson covers how to re-establish the back when your opponent has defeated both hooks but you still have the seatbelt control. In this chair sit motion to retake the back, we maintain close contact to our opponent and slide our knee up to take the back again.

Controlling the Mount

Controlling the Mount

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The mount is one of the highest scoring positions in competition jiu jitsu along with the back position because it is a dominant position that allows you to attack your opponent when your opponent is unable to pose a physical threat from underneath the mount. Xande teaches some of the fundamental concepts on how to control your opponent once you have mounted them including how to position your weight and how to transition to control your opponent even when they attempt to escape.

Side Control Transition when Opponent Rolls In with the Spinaround to Side Control or Backtake

Side Control Transition when Opponent Rolls In with the Spinaround to Side Control or Backtake

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Your opponent may bridge and roll in to you as you're passing the guard or find a way to bridge into you to break the pin from side control. If your opponent is already on their side, it may be hard to re-establish control of the position. Rather than letting them reestablish their guard, spin around to the back side instead to reestablish your side control or to transition to the back.

Side Control Transition to the Back with Near Side Hook or Garcia Roll when Opponent Rolls Away

Side Control Transition to the Back with Near Side Hook or Garcia Roll when Opponent Rolls Away

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In this lesson we learn how to transition to a back take when your opponent rolls away from you and you were unable to stop their movement. Sometimes it is better to make a transition instead of trying to force our opponent pinned to stay one step ahead of them. We learn to take the back using the near side hook or with the far side hook with the Garcia Roll when your opponent turns away and attempts to make a running escape from your side control.

Options to Transition to Mount from Hip to Shoulder Side Control

Options to Transition to Mount from Hip to Shoulder Side Control

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Xande continues his series on how to transition to the mount from the side control from the reverse kesa gatame (hip to shoulder side control). In this lesson, we learn three classic ways to get our leg across to establish the full mount position.

Hip to Hip Side Control Transition to the Mount via Knee on Belly

Hip to Hip Side Control Transition to the Mount via Knee on Belly

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Xande teaches one of the most common and fundamental ways to transition from side control to the mount position. In this lesson we start from the hip to hip side control and bring our knee along the line of our opponent's belt to transition all the way to the mount.

White Belt University - Triangle from Classic Open Guard

White Belt University - Triangle from Classic Open Guard

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Xande teaches how to set up the triangle from the classic open guard. This is a great submission to add to your game at the earliest stages because you can catch your opponent with it from almost any position.

White Belt University - Arm Wrap Triangle from Closed Guard

White Belt University - Arm Wrap Triangle from Closed Guard

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Xande teaches how to set up a triangle choke from the closed guard arm wrap position. He shows a few ways to set up the arm wrap control from the closed guard and how to use the control against your opponent to attack with the triangle.

JJU 37-07 Triangle Choke from the Mount

JJU 37-07 Triangle Choke from the Mount

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Xande teaches how to set up the triangle choke submission from the top mount position.

White Belt University - Classic Triangle Choke Setups from Closed Guard

White Belt University - Classic Triangle Choke Setups from Closed Guard

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Xande teaches the two classic ways to set up the triangle choke from the closed guard position.

White Belt University 6.1 Transitions - Half Guard to Full Guard Recovery

White Belt University 6.1 Transitions - Half Guard to Full Guard Recovery

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Saulo teaches how to recover from the bottom half guard back to the full guard.