Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 17 - Partial Training Back Escapes

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 17 - Partial Training Back Escapes

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Now Xande does some partial training with his student, allowing them to focus on either maintaining back control or escaping back control.


Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 16 - Threading Your Head Through the Hole

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 16 - Threading Your Head Through the Hole

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Going back to the roll over escape, Xande gives some details on how to free your head when your opponent has your back on either his strong or weak choking side. A very important detail is that no matter how he pulls his head through, the crown of his head is crossing his opponent's neck.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 15 - Surviving the Choke and Escaping Back Control

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 15 - Surviving the Choke and Escaping Back Control

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Now Xande finds himself in the same position as the previous technique on his opponent's bad side. But now his opponent is really attacking the choke with good grips on the lapels. Xande's first line of defense is to curl his body so he can put his shoulder on the floor, and then bring his head to his shoulder. Once he feels safe from the choke, he can now work to escape back control.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 14 - Escaping Back Control with the Out Roll

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 14 - Escaping Back Control with the Out Roll

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Once again Xande is on his side with his opponent on his back, and he is able to use his out roll to land on the strong side for him and weak side for his opponent. From here he uses the same idea to jump over the hook and walk his body up til he is able to turn into his opponent and establish side control.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 13 - Escaping Back Control when Opponent Rolls with You

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 13 - Escaping Back Control when Opponent Rolls with You

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Xande's opponent once again has one hook in and is attacking his back, and when Xande tries to escape like he did in the previous position, his opponent stays on his back as he turns to his knees. Now Xande must shift his weight to throw him over his shoulder, and then look to get side control.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 12 - Escaping Back Control with One Hook

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 12 - Escaping Back Control with One Hook

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Xande begins in turtle with his opponent on his back and one hook in. His first move is to control the arm over his shoulder and rock his opponent forward, putting them on their side. While protecting his neck, he uses his free leg to escape the hook and walk away until he has the space to turn to his knees and free his head. Ideally he will end up with side control.

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 5 - The Hell Choke

Xande VS Adam Wardzinski Fight Analysis 5 - The Hell Choke

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After Xande had escaped the butterfly guard and was in a good position to pass, Adam turtled up to not give up the guard pass. Now Xande found himself attacking the back with one hook in and got his lapel choke grips. He decided to release the hook, allowing Adam to turn to turtle again. Instead of going for the clock choke, he felt it was better to jump over the back and roll Adam to finish the choke.

Xande Webinar 9 - Back Escape to Side Control

Xande Webinar 9 - Back Escape to Side Control

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Xande goes over his favorite way to escape the back, and even end up in a dominant position. First he shows a movement drill to do on your own to get the footwork and motion of the technique down. His main focus in this technique is how his feet use the floor to give him the leverage he needs to escape.

Xande Webinar 4 - Omoplata Defense

Xande Webinar 4 - Omoplata Defense

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When escaping the omoplata, rolling is a good option for training, but if it's competition then you are giving up 2 points. So Xande's favorite escape is one where he stays on top. He first steps his knee over his opponent's arm to neutralize it. Then he likes to jump over the head to a side control where he is no longer in danger.

Inside the University 820 - One-Armed Rear Naked Choke and Inverted Triangle

Inside the University 820 - One-Armed Rear Naked Choke and Inverted Triangle

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Using the same leg drag to the back sequence, instead of going for the bow and arrow choke, now when Victor rolls back, he throws his leg over his opponent's free arm to trap it. He releases his Kimura grip on the arm to grab the wrist and trap the other arm. Now his opponent can't defend and Victor can finish a rear naked choke with one arm. Another option for him here is to throw his leg across the body and lock an inverted triangle.

Inside the University 757 - Finishing the Choke

Inside the University 757 - Finishing the Choke

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Tex finishes class with a quick review of inverting to the foot lock and taking the back. He also gives some finer details on maintaining solid back control and finishing the choke, either with the collar or a even a rear naked choke.

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.