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.

JJU 14-0 to 14-1 Kimura Escape from Half Guard to Armbar

JJU 14-0 to 14-1 Kimura Escape from Half Guard to Armbar

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Saulo explains how to escape the Kimura from half guard and follow up the escape with an armbar of your own if your opponent holds onto the keylock after you have passed their half guard. Good posture is very important in this escape because if your opponent breaks your posture they are much more likely to submit or sweep you from this position.

JJU 13-0 to 13-1 Footlock Escape

JJU 13-0 to 13-1 Footlock Escape

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Saulo teaches how to escape from the straight ankle footlock and stresses the importance of anticipation to successfully set up the escape. The idea of the escape is to change the angle of your foot before your opponent falls back so that they are unable to finish the submission.

JJU 12-01 Arm In Guillotine Escape

JJU 12-01 Arm In Guillotine Escape

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Saulo explains how to escape from the arm in guillotine when your opponent is attacking the guillotine with your neck and arm inside the choke hold. Since we no longer have the use of one arm, we use our shoulder to create a lot of pressure on our opponent's chest to pin them and relieve the pressure from their attack. From there we can cut our body at an angle to make an escape.

JJU 12-0 Classic Guillotine Escape

JJU 12-0 Classic Guillotine Escape

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Saulo explains how to escape the classic guillotine where your opponent is attacking your neck with a no-arm guillotine. This submission is a favorite for most beginner and intermediate practitioners. Learn to defend against this submission by cutting the right angles against your opponent.

JJU 11-0 to 11-1 Triangle Escape to Pass

JJU 11-0 to 11-1 Triangle Escape to Pass

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Saulo explains how to escape from your opponent's triangle submission. By utilizing good posture and cutting at an angle, we can apply pressure on our opponent in a way to force open the legs.

JJU 10-4 Armbar Escape from Bottom

JJU 10-4 Armbar Escape from Bottom

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Saulo explains how to escape from the armbar when you are on your back. Finishing the armbar has more to do with using the forearm as a lever rather than the elbow. We can use this knowledge to stop the armbar and position ourselves to escape to a neutral position.

JJU 10-2 to 10-3 Armbar Escape to Guard Pass

JJU 10-2 to 10-3 Armbar Escape to Guard Pass

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Saulo demonstrates how to follow up the classic armbar from guard escape with an immediate guard pass. With the two variations that he teaches, you can choose to pass to the front side or toward your opponent's back side.

JJU 10-0 to 10-1 Armbar from Guard Escape

JJU 10-0 to 10-1 Armbar from Guard Escape

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Saulo explains the mechanics and movement behind the classic armbar from guard escape when your opponent attempts to submit you with the armbar from the guard. He also teaches some common mistakes that are made from this position and why stacking your opponent is not the ideal situation to escape from the submission.