Xande's Defensive Series 5 - Escaping the Back to Half Guard

Xande's Defensive Series 5 - Escaping the Back to Half Guard

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Xande starts with his opponent on his back with both hooks in. He does the same escape as he showed in the previous technique, but now when he frees the first hook, his opponent tries to come on top and mount him. Xande makes sure to stop the leg from mounting, and traps it with his own leg before turning into him to replace the half guard, making sure to keep his frames and knee shield in place.


Xande's Defensive Series 4 - Escape from Back with Both Hooks

Xande's Defensive Series 4 - Escape from Back with Both Hooks

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Xande shows how to escape when your opponent has your back with both hooks and the seat belt. First Xande protects his neck and then falls with his back flat to the mat toward the side of his opponent's arm under his armpit. He also makes sure to get his head on the other side of his opponent's head. Now he removes the hook and sits on top of the leg, where he begins to turn back into his opponent to get to a side control position.

Xande's Defensive Series 3 - Escaping the Turtle in a Rolling Transition

Xande's Defensive Series 3 - Escaping the Turtle in a Rolling Transition

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Xande uses the escape shown in the previous position when his opponent has one hook, but now instead of turning into his opponent, he rolls away from him. Xande's opponent rolls with him and lands on top. Now Xande is able to use the momentum to roll his opponent over his shoulder and off his back, where he can no work to establish a good side control position.

Xande's Defensive Series 2 - Escaping from Turtle with One Hook

Xande's Defensive Series 2 - Escaping from Turtle with One Hook

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Xande starts in the turtle position, and his opponent has one hook and rolls to get the other hook. Xande's first line of defense is to keep his chin and shoulder together to protect his neck, and brings his elbow and knee together to block the second hook. He walks his leg that is hooked up and turns his hips in to free the hook and sit on his opponent's leg. Now he can walk away and turn back into his opponent, to a side position.

Xande's Defensive Series 1 - Escaping from Turtle

Xande's Defensive Series 1 - Escaping from Turtle

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Xande is known for having one of the best defenses in competitive Jiu-Jitsu, and in this series he shows his secrets of how to survive and escape from bad positions. He begins by showing how to escape from turtle when your opponent doesn't have any hooks. His first action is to shift his weight away from his opponent, while protecting his neck with one hand and defending from the hook with his other hand. If the space is there for him to move away from his opponent and replace his guard, he looks for that, but if not, then he moves to Plan B. Xande traps his opponent's arm that is over his back and rolls, landing on top. Now he scoots his hips up and settles in a good side control position.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 12 - Back Take and Choke from Turtle

Tarsis Humphreys Series 12 - Back Take and Choke from Turtle

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Tarsis shows how he likes to take the back and finish the choke when his opponent is in the turtle position. First Tarsis establishes good pressure on the back with his belly, and sets up his seat belt. Next he puts his knee between his opponent's leg and arm, and pulls him to the side, on top of his own body and gets his hooks in. From here he gets his grips on the lapel and finishes the choke.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 16 - Defending the Back (Lucas Leite)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 16 - Defending the Back (Lucas Leite)

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Xande continues to analyze his fight in the the finals against Lucas Leite, and wraps up his review of the World Championships. Here he shows how Lucas was able to attack Xande's back, and how he defended in order to win the fight, and his 7th World Title.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 12 - Back Escape (Dimitrius Sousa)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 12 - Back Escape (Dimitrius Sousa)

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Xande continues analyzing his second fight at the World Championships, against Dimitrius Sousa. In the last video, he showed how Dimitrius got on his back, and now he shows how he was able to escape. Xande's first step was to put his hand and knee on the mat, and roll to his back while blocking the second hook. From here, he was able to get rid of Dimitrius' hook, and turn into him and get back on top.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 8 - Establishing the Crucifix and Finishing the Choke

Breno Sivak Basics Series 8 - Establishing the Crucifix and Finishing the Choke

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Breno shows one of his favorite positions, the crucifix. First he baits his opponent to go for the single leg on him, and once he does, he jumps over and rolls to the crucifix position. From here, he finishes the lapel choke.

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.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 3 - Finishing the Choke from the Back

Breno Sivak Basics Series 3 - Finishing the Choke from the Back

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Breno begins on his opponent's back with both hooks and discusses many details on how to finish the choke, for both gi and no gi, in case it happens to be a self defense situation.