Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 14 - Hip Switch Mobility Drill

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 14 - Hip Switch Mobility Drill

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Xande shows another extremely important movement in Jiu Jitsu, the hip switch, which is used in any position when you back is the mat. This movement is to get your hips switching from facing one side to the other, and he shows how it pertains to recovering his guard.


Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 13 - Budokan Sidewinder Drill to Get Up to Knees

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 13 - Budokan Sidewinder Drill to Get Up to Knees

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Breaking down the sidewinder mobility drill in a little more detail, Xande now shows how to get up to his knees in a turtle or neutral position by pushing off his elbows.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 12 - Budokan Sidewinder Warmup Drill

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 12 - Budokan Sidewinder Warmup Drill

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To start off his seminar, Xande introduces the Budokan sidewinder drill to warm up the spine and hips. During this drill he points out his 3 key body poses that apply to all positions in Jiu Jitsu.

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard Series 1 - Body Shape and Posture when Playing Butterfly Guard

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard Series 1 - Body Shape and Posture when Playing Butterfly Guard

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In this series Steve Hargett shows some of the fundamentals and his favorite moves from the butterfly guard. To begin, he shows how he needs to round his body to be effective in the butterfly guard. A great drill is begin sitting with his butterfly hooks in place and pull himself to his opponent. As he moves he rounds his back and rolls onto it like a ball, bringing his knees to his shoulders and lifting his opponent in the process.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 11 - The Combat Hip Escape

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 11 - The Combat Hip Escape

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Xande breaks down into great detail the perfect hip escape. Some key points are that he anchors his elbow to the mat and when he escapes his hips he brings his knee to his elbow. He also limits the movement his head will make and progress backward in a straight line.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 9 - Forward Step, Running Step Hip Switch Drill for All Defenses

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 9 - Forward Step, Running Step Hip Switch Drill for All Defenses

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Xande goes over an important drill he can apply to all defensive positions. The forward step, running step and hip switch drill is simply a way to transition between pose zero, pose one and pose two. As seen, these same positions are applicable while defending on bottom as well as attacking on top.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 1 - The Three Essential Jiu Jitsu Poses

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 1 - The Three Essential Jiu Jitsu Poses

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Xande breaks down what he considers the three most important fundamental body positions in Jiu Jitsu, which he simply refers to as Pose One, Pose Two and Pose Three. Each of these poses can be applied to any situation in Jiu Jitsu, as Xande will continue to display.

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.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 2 - The Importance of Internal Hip Rotation

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 2 - The Importance of Internal Hip Rotation

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Xande breaks down the importance of internal rotation of the hip, starting on his side in the fundamental survival position, and then shows how the same theory applies to being on top in side control. This internal rotation is a major key to this seminar.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 1 - Mobility Warm Up

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 1 - Mobility Warm Up

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In this seminar, Sensei Xande shows many things he's been focusing on lately dealing with movement and behavior patterns, specifically related to side control for this series. He begins with some mobility drills to warm up and build a foundation for the angles and positions he will be using.

Inside the University 1010 - Warm Up Drills - Triangles and Guard Passing

Inside the University 1010 - Warm Up Drills - Triangles and Guard Passing

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To start of this lesson Professor Nick Schrock shows a couple warm up drills, including a triangle from closed guard and a toreando pass to one side and back stepping to the other side when your opponent defends.