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.

Inside the University 401 - Proper Leg Placement to Take the Back

Inside the University 401 - Proper Leg Placement to Take the Back

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Professor Kayan breaks down a few details on setting up the shoulder lock. When taking the back, it's important that he brings his bottom leg all the way up to the head, and even makes like a pillow for his opponent. When applying the shoulder lock, he keeps the arm hugged tight to his chest. He can also feed his arm through to go for the regular armbar as well.

Inside the University 400 - Shoulder Lock from Back Control

Inside the University 400 - Shoulder Lock from Back Control

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Professor Kayan has passed his opponent's guard, and his opponent is on his side facing away, so he makes his seat belt grip, trapping his opponent's arms to the chest. Now he slides his knee up past the head, sits back and brings his leg over the torso, and pulls back so he can bring his top leg under to make both hooks. With his opponent defending his neck by crossing his arms, Kayan hugs the bent arm and sits back as he would to finish an armbar. However, since the arm is not extended, he submits with a shoulder lock.

Josh Hinger Series 5 - Sniper Guillotine from Back Control when Opponent Doesn't Turn

Josh Hinger Series 5 - Sniper Guillotine from Back Control when Opponent Doesn't Turn

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Josh sets up his guillotine from back control, the same as he did in the previous technique, but now his opponent resists and refuses to turn when Josh pushes his head with his elbow. Posting on his hand, Josh brings his free leg back and gets on his knee. From here, he brings his arm underneath the armpit and connects his arms and pulls up tight. He slides his knee across his opponent's thigh, and rolls to his back, keeping his opponent in his half guard, where he can finish the guillotine.

Josh Hinger Series 4 - Sniper Guillotine from Back Control

Josh Hinger Series 4 - Sniper Guillotine from Back Control

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Josh has back control with his seat belt grip, and his opponent defends by bring the top arm to the other side of his head. Now Josh posts his other hand on the mat to escape his hips and cups his thigh with the top hand. He lets his posted side hook on the mat and uses his elbow to push the head down, forcing his opponent to turn into him. Next he brings his post arm underneath to grab his wrist and make his guillotine lock. He throws his free leg over the back and finishes the choke.

Inside the University 391 - Rolling Back Take to Lapel Choke

Inside the University 391 - Rolling Back Take to Lapel Choke

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Again Victor starts on top with his opponent in turtle, but this time after he gets his seat belt grip, his opponent turns inside to face him. As his opponent start to turn, Victor jumps to the other and rolls, making a hook with his top leg and using it to bring his opponent over with him. After completing his roll, he establishes back control, and climbs up to the S-position to finish the choke, same as he did in the last technique.

Inside the University 390 - Lapel Choke from the Back

Inside the University 390 - Lapel Choke from the Back

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Victor Barreto begins on the side of his opponent, who is in the turtle position, and his first step is to make a seat belt grip. Next he brings his knee next to his opponent's leg, and pulls him back onto his side, while slipping his bottom leg underneath. Now he opens the collar to make his choking grips on the lapel. He drops down to his side to get his opponent's weight off him, and steps up, placing his top knee behind the shoulder. Here he can easily finish his choke.

Bruno Malfacine Sequential Drilling 9 - Armbar from the Back

Bruno Malfacine Sequential Drilling 9 - Armbar from the Back

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Bruno is on his opponent's back with the seat belt grip, and when he opens the collar to get his choke grip, his opponent grabs his arm and pulls it over his head. Bruno immediately grabs the wrist and then his own wrist, like a kimura grip, using his elbow to block the head. Next he brings his foot to the hip and his other leg goes across the body. Now he can throw his leg over the head and lay back to finish the armbar.