Xande's Dominant Control Series 1 - Introduction

Xande's Dominant Control Series 1 - Introduction

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In this series, Xande covers how to maintain control in dominant attacking positions, and work to your ultimate goal which is to finish your opponent. It's very common nowadays, especially in competition, that Jiu Jitsu practitioners establish a dominant position and then lose it after they are awarded their points. In the following videos, Xande will breakdown why this happens, how to avoid it and what you should be focusing on when controlling your opponent.


Bruno Malfacine Sequential Drilling 7 - Maintaining Back Control

Bruno Malfacine Sequential Drilling 7 - Maintaining Back Control

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Bruno has the back, and his opponent tries to escape by jumping to the other side and freeing the bottom hook. It is important that Bruno does not let him move his head to the other side of his head. Using his free foot, Bruno pushes off the mat to bridge on his shoulder and bring his knee to his elbow. From here, he can sit down and make the space to replace his second hook.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 5 - Getting the Hooks and Finishing the Choke from the Back

Breno Sivak Basics Series 5 - Getting the Hooks and Finishing the Choke from the Back

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Breno discusses the importance of maintaining pressure with your chest on your opponent's back when you do not have the hooks, and shows how to get both hooks without disconnecting yourself from his back. After establishing both hooks, he shows how to finish the lapel choke.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 4 - The Importance of Maintaining Back Control

Breno Sivak Basics Series 4 - The Importance of Maintaining Back Control

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Bruno discusses the importance of taking your opponent's back, and emphasizes that it is the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu. He also shows how to maintain control of the back, rather than take your opponent's arm if he is giving it up.

Baret Yoshida Series 8 - Taking the back from Closed Guard

Baret Yoshida Series 8 - Taking the back from Closed Guard

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In this video Baret shows us a technique to transition from the Closed Guard position and take your opponents back where you can finish with any number of chokes.

Inside the University 160 - Scoop Back Take from Side Control and Transition to Mount or Back Retention against Escape Part 2

Inside the University 160 - Scoop Back Take from Side Control and Transition to Mount or Back Retention against Escape Part 2

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Xande continues teaching a flow sequence to take your opponent's back and transition to mount when they attempt to hip escape and get their back to the mat. This lesson is about the opportunist. Being able to capitalize on an opportunity could make the difference in any situation.

Inside the University 159 - Scoop Back Take from Side Control and Transition to Mount or Back Retention against Escape

Inside the University 159 - Scoop Back Take from Side Control and Transition to Mount or Back Retention against Escape

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Xande teaches a flow sequence to take your opponent's back and to re-take your opponent's back when they attempt to hip escape and get their back to the mat. In this lesson we learn to re-take our opponent's back or transition to the mount depending on your game strategy.

Inside the University 155 - Seatbelt Back Take from Side Control when Opponent Rolls Away

Inside the University 155 - Seatbelt Back Take from Side Control when Opponent Rolls Away

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Xande troubleshoots multiple ways to take your opponent's back when they roll away using the seatbelt grip.

Inside the University 145 - Long Step Back Take against Turtle

Inside the University 145 - Long Step Back Take against Turtle

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Xande teaches a way to switch back from the classic back take with a long step to surprise your opponent with an opposite side back take. In this lesson he teaches how to establish your grips and use the long step to dig into an opposite side hook.

Wilson Reis UFC Fighter 13 - Hopping Back Take from Sprawl

Wilson Reis UFC Fighter 13 - Hopping Back Take from Sprawl

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Wilson teaches a way to hop onto your opponent's back off a failed takedown attempt.

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 5 - Closed Guard Bodylock to Back Take

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 5 - Closed Guard Bodylock to Back Take

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In this next lesson we learn how to combine our armlock attack from the bodylock with a back take to advance our position. Most wrestlers have an underdeveloped sense of defending the back and this is a perfect way to advance your position to increase the likelihood of finding a submission.

Jackson Sousa Spider Guard Sweeps 6 - Classic Near Side Back Take from Side Control

Jackson Sousa Spider Guard Sweeps 6 - Classic Near Side Back Take from Side Control

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Jackson Sousa teaches how to take your opponent's back from side control by lifting your opponent's near side hip up to create space and take the back.

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