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.

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 9 - Choke from the Back

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 9 - Choke from the Back

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Eduardo is on his opponent's back with his collar choke grips, and his opponent looks to escape by putting him on his back and hopping over his leg. Eduardo keeps his grips and his top hook, and climbs to the top where he can apply the pressure and finish his choke.

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.

Inside the University 492 - Details of Finishing the Choke

Inside the University 492 - Details of Finishing the Choke

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Now Gustavo focuses on the details of finishing the collar choke, and his first point is not to make your first lapel grip too deep. He is also not worried if his opponent gets his hand in the way, because he will just choke on top of the hand. After he has both collar grips, he pulls the choking arm straight as he rises up and posts on his elbow. Now the collar is tight and he leans in with his shoulder to close the space and finish the choke.

Inside the University 491 - Collar Choke from the Back

Inside the University 491 - Collar Choke from the Back

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Starting on his opponent's back, Gustavo makes a seat belt grip, grabbing his own wrist on the arm that is over the shoulder and hugging his opponent tight. He falls to the side of his arm over the shoulder, keeping his elbow pinching the shoulder tight. He lets go of his wrist to open the collar and feeds it to his choking hand. Now he pulls the collar so his wrist and forearm go to the ground and he is posting up on his elbow. To finish the choke, he turns his hand and his shoulder puts pressure on the back of the head.

Nathiely de Jesus Series 9 - Choke from Turtle

Nathiely de Jesus Series 9 - Choke from Turtle

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With her opponent in turtle, Nathiely stays behind with her toes on the mat and her knees pinching the hips. She reaches her arm underneath to grab the far collar, then posts her other hand on the mat next to her opponent and pulls her to the side, opening up the neck. Now she reaches across the neck to grab the other collar. Now she sits back and pulls her opponent with her, where she can bring her leg across the body and finish the choke.

Inside the University 402 - Choke from Back Control Starting from Closed Guard

Inside the University 402 - Choke from Back Control Starting from Closed Guard

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Professor Victor is playing closed guard with the sleeve and triceps grip on one of his opponent's arms. He plants both feet on the mat and pulls the arm across his body as he escapes his hips to the side. He reaches over the back to grab the far armpit, posts on his elbow and climbs on top of the back. From here he shows three options to choke. He can either pull his opponent back to finish, jump over the back and roll, or drop his hips and finish from on top.