Inside the University 724 - Freeing Your Head from the Choke

Inside the University 724 - Freeing Your Head from the Choke

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Xande breaks down the finer details of freeing your head while your opponent is choking you. He grabs the sleeve with both his hands to pull it as he tries to peel his head out and put his crown on the mat. Once free he can look to get a better position.


Inside the University 723 - Back Escape when All Else Fails

Inside the University 723 - Back Escape when All Else Fails

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Now for his defense when everything else fails, Xande follows the same process, protecting his neck and stepping over the bottom hook, but his opponent is keeping the other hook locked and not letting him escape. Xande continues to step over the bottom leg, but as he does he is also scooting his body down until he can get his head in his opponent's armpit. At this point his opponent has to bail on the choke and try to maintain a top position, so Xande recovers his guard.

Inside the University 722 - Kick Back Roll to Escape the Back with Collar Grips

Inside the University 722 - Kick Back Roll to Escape the Back with Collar Grips

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Now Xande's opponent has his back with both collar grips, and has pulled him on his side, looking to finish the choke. Xande's first line of defense is to keep his opponent's triceps on the floor and prevent him from sitting up to his forearm. He pushes the top hook and scoots over the bottom leg, same as before, but this time he cannot get to side control because of the choke grips. Instead he kicks his leg back diagonally and rolls over his outside shoulder to his knees. From here he fights to establish side control.

Inside the University 721 - Back Escape when Opponent Has Seat Belt Grip

Inside the University 721 - Back Escape when Opponent Has Seat Belt Grip

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Now Xande's opponent has his back with the seat belt grip, so Xande's first step is to grab the top arm and turns his chin to his own hand to protect his neck. He turns his back to the side of the bottom arm and falls back. Now he switches his grip on his opponent's arm with his other hand, and then goes straight to the top leg to push the hook off. Once free from the hook, he follows the same steps to work his way to side control.

Inside the University 720 - Back Escape when Opponent Has Both Underhooks

Inside the University 720 - Back Escape when Opponent Has Both Underhooks

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Now Xande's opponent has his back with both underhooks gripping his lapels. He picks a side to turn to, and posts his leg out for leverage as he falls to his back, on top of his opponent's leg. He blocks the top leg to keep his opponent from mounting him, as he shimmies his hips and steps over the bottom leg. He keeps stepping until both his legs have cleared the bottom leg, and finishes on his opponent's side.

Inside the University 719 - Scoop Escape Back Defense

Inside the University 719 - Scoop Escape Back Defense

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In this scenario, Xande’s opponent is on his back, but does not have any underhooks because Xande is keeping his elbows close to his body. He also keeps his hands covering his face in order to protect his neck. Now Xande does the scoop by planting his feet and lowering his hips, bring his elbows inside his opponent’s thighs. Now he stretches one leg to break free of the hook, and then turns his hips and drops his other elbow inside the leg. Here he has the leverage he needs to turn into his opponent and scissor his legs to face him, often ending up ready to set up the over under pass.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 8 - Escaping Back Control with One Hook

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 8 - Escaping Back Control with One Hook

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Now discussing the semi-finals with Erberth Santos, Xande is in turtle and his opponent has one hook and pulls him down to that side. First Xande puts his head down and looks to his opponent, and uses his hands to protect his neck and defend the 2nd hook. Next he brings his free leg to release the hook, and steps over the bottom leg. Xande attempted to turn back in to go to side control, but Erberth saw it coming and escaped.

Daisuke Nakamura Series 7 - Escaping Back Control

Daisuke Nakamura Series 7 - Escaping Back Control

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With his opponent on his back, Daisuke first grabs his opponent's arm at the shoulder and triceps, and pulls it down to his body. He falls to that same side, and releases the top hook with his hand. Next, he uses his foot to get rid of the bottom hook, and steps to the side of his opponent. Now rolls on to his shoulder and jumps across his opponent's body, before turning back over to establish the side control.

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 12 - Luiz's Private Lesson with Saulo

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 12 - Luiz's Private Lesson with Saulo

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After learning some 50/50 guard from Luiz, Saulo gives Luiz some tips on fundamental Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu, and works on some back escapes.

Xande's Defensive Series 5 - Escaping the Back to Half Guard

Xande's Defensive Series 5 - Escaping the Back to Half Guard

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Xande starts with his opponent on his back with both hooks in. He does the same escape as he showed in the previous technique, but now when he frees the first hook, his opponent tries to come on top and mount him. Xande makes sure to stop the leg from mounting, and traps it with his own leg before turning into him to replace the half guard, making sure to keep his frames and knee shield in place.

Xande's Defensive Series 4 - Escape from Back with Both Hooks

Xande's Defensive Series 4 - Escape from Back with Both Hooks

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Xande shows how to escape when your opponent has your back with both hooks and the seat belt. First Xande protects his neck and then falls with his back flat to the mat toward the side of his opponent's arm under his armpit. He also makes sure to get his head on the other side of his opponent's head. Now he removes the hook and sits on top of the leg, where he begins to turn back into his opponent to get to a side control position.

Xande's Defensive Series 3 - Escaping the Turtle in a Rolling Transition

Xande's Defensive Series 3 - Escaping the Turtle in a Rolling Transition

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Xande uses the escape shown in the previous position when his opponent has one hook, but now instead of turning into his opponent, he rolls away from him. Xande's opponent rolls with him and lands on top. Now Xande is able to use the momentum to roll his opponent over his shoulder and off his back, where he can no work to establish a good side control position.

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