Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 6 - Controlling the Head While Transitioning to Neutral Side Control

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 6 - Controlling the Head While Transitioning to Neutral Side Control

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Now covering another specific detail to be aware of while transitioning from landmark two to neutral side control, Xande shows how he controls his opponent's head. With his hand in the collar, once his opponent starts to turn into him, Xande uses his forearm across the face and drives him back as he pushes back with his hip. Now when he goes neutral, this grip allows him to set up several attacks.


Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 5 - Keeping Hip Connection when Transitioning to Neutral Side Control

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 5 - Keeping Hip Connection when Transitioning to Neutral Side Control

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Xande breaks down his movement from his landmark position two to neutral side control, and shows how he always keeps his hip connected to his opponent's hip through the whole motion. This is much different than the sitting up into base movement, where he creates space between the hip for him to come up.

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 4 - When to Abandon the Kesa Gatame

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 4 - When to Abandon the Kesa Gatame

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Xande goes into depth on how and when he abandons the kesa gatame side control hold, which is position one in this movement pattern. If he stays here too long, his opponent can easily replace guard or even roll him, so as soon as he feels his opponent go to his side, Xande switches to position two and uses his hip to neutralize.

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 3 - Preventing Your Opponent from Bringing in His Knee in Side Control

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 3 - Preventing Your Opponent from Bringing in His Knee in Side Control

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From side control, Xande wants to mount, but first he must make sure he prevents his opponent from recovering guard. He looks to control the upper body, but when his opponent turns on his side and tries to bring his knee in, Xande must use his hips to clear the knee as he transitions to a neutral side control.

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 2 - Sitting Up to Technical Mount

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 2 - Sitting Up to Technical Mount

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Continuing with mobility drills, Xande breaks down some basic movements to sit up into a strong base, which he applies to a practical situation by transitioning from mount to technical mount.

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 1 - Mobility Warm-Up Drills

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 1 - Mobility Warm-Up Drills

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To start off this seminar, Xande warms up with some mobility drills to loosen up and get ready for the transitional movements he will be covering.

Inside the University 1039 - Bumping the Knee to Sit Up to the Back

Inside the University 1039 - Bumping the Knee to Sit Up to the Back

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Gustavo goes over some details students have trouble with, and shows how he releases the knee from his grips in order to sit up to the back. He also shows a nice transition to the knee bar.

Inside the University 1038 - Curu Curu Guard Back Attack

Inside the University 1038 - Curu Curu Guard Back Attack

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Now instead of going overhead, Gustavo pushes his opponent away from him and then rolls onto his side, forcing his opponent to post his hands on the side. From here, Gustavo shows how he can swing his legs to sit up out the backdoor, and get to the other side to attack the back.

Inside the University 1037 - Curu Curu Guard Overhead Sweep

Inside the University 1037 - Curu Curu Guard Overhead Sweep

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From his Curu Curu guard, Gustavo rocks his opponent and extends his legs up over his head, forcing his opponent to base on his hands. Now instead of trying to back roll, Gustavo dumps his opponent over to the side and sits up ready to pass the guard. He can also set this sweep up sometimes if his opponent tries to back step his leg out of the guard.

Inside the University 1036 - Curu Curu Guard Off-Balancing

Inside the University 1036 - Curu Curu Guard Off-Balancing

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Moving on from the Curu Curu guard setup, Gustavo shows how to off-balance your opponent from this position. He can either roll onto his shoulder and off-balance him to the side, or he can pull him up and off-balance him over his head.

Inside the University 1035 - Curu Curu Guard Setup and Basics

Inside the University 1035 - Curu Curu Guard Setup and Basics

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To begin this lesson on the Curu Curu guard, Gustavo goes over the proper set up and covers a few different grip variations and off balances, before diving into the sweeps.

Inside the University 1034 - Taking the Back from Technical Mount and Finishing

Inside the University 1034 - Taking the Back from Technical Mount and Finishing

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Now from technical mount, instead of going right for the armbar, Gustavo uses his Kimura trap to get back control. From here he can throw his leg over the head and finish the armbar like before, or he can switch his grips to the collar and hunt for the choke.