Takamasa Watanabe Series 4 - Ankle Pick to Loop Choke

Takamasa Watanabe Series 4 - Ankle Pick to Loop Choke

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From standing, Takamasa makes a cross collar grip, and pulls his opponent's head down as he steps toward him, looping his arm around the neck like a guillotine. He lowers his level and grabs the ankle, but rather than picking the leg up, he just blocks it from moving as drives his opponent backward and to the ground. He circles to side control, and has the option to finish the loop choke.


Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 32 - Controlling the Arm from Side Control

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 32 - Controlling the Arm from Side Control

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Xande goes over some different ways to control your opponent's arm from side control. First is by using your hip in his armpit to force his arm down like an Americana. He also shows how to pass the arm all together and control from more of a north south position, and some possible arm lock setups.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 31 - Explaining Control when Reversing Side Control

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 31 - Explaining Control when Reversing Side Control

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Xande answers Alex's question on where to focus his weight to control his opponent when reversing side control. When in normal side control, he is focused on controlling the chest to the hips, but when he reverses, his focus switches on controlling the chest to shoulders.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 29 - Pose Two Explained - Pressure

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 29 - Pose Two Explained - Pressure

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In pose two Xande is on his hip and his legs are opposite as they were in pose one, so his top leg is in front this time. Pose two is great for applying pressure from the top, especially side control.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 28 - Pose One Explained  - Defense and Transition

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 28 - Pose One Explained - Defense and Transition

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Xande goes into detail on pose one, which is when he is on one hip with his bottom foot in front and his top foot posted in back. This is the primary pose for any defensive position. This pose can also be used from a top position, but should be more of a transitional position rather than one of control.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 27 - Pose Zero Explained - Controlling and Resetting

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 27 - Pose Zero Explained - Controlling and Resetting

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Xande explains what pose zero is and how he applies it to his Jiu Jitsu. It is a neutral position which he can use to control his opponent from top or bottom, most commonly in side control or closed guard.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 8 - Maintaining Side Control when Opponent Connects his Knee and Elbow

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 8 - Maintaining Side Control when Opponent Connects his Knee and Elbow

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In this scenario, Xande is in side control pose zero, his opponent hip escapes so Xande switches to pose two, and now his opponent is able to slide his knee under. From here Xande brings his bottom thigh past the knee and walks it back to a point his can switch back to pose zero, always keeping pressure on his opponent. This may be a continuous battle.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 7 - Maintaining Side Control with Poses Zero and Two

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 7 - Maintaining Side Control with Poses Zero and Two

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Xande covers how to maintain side control using Pose Zero, which is the neutral position with both knees on the ground, and Pose Two, which is hips facing opponent's head and top leg in front. From Pose Zero, his opponent hip escapes, so Xande switches to Pose Two, and now maintains control by always keeping his hip attached to his opponent's hip.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 6 - Protecting the Inside and Framing Landmark One to Escape Side Control

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 6 - Protecting the Inside and Framing Landmark One to Escape Side Control

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With his opponent on side control, Xande first brings his arm across his ribs (Landmark One) to frame against his opponent's pressure, then protects the inside with his elbow to his hip and gets to Pose One. Now he has the leverage to push his opponent off at an angle and create space to bring his knee in and finish his escape.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 14 - Anaconda Choke from Side Control

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 14 - Anaconda Choke from Side Control

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From side control, Masakazu places his elbow on the mat, in the far armpit of his opponent, and turns his hips up to the ceiling. He slides his hips up the body, bringing his opponent's arm up as well. His far arm comes underneath the head, and he grabs his biceps at his opponent's armpit, trapping the arm inside with the neck. He makes a grip like a rear naked choke, and squeezes to finish the choke.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 6 - Takedown to Kneebar

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 6 - Takedown to Kneebar

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From standing, Masakazu shoots on his opponent and takes him with one arm pushing at his stomach and the other pushing the back of the knee. He lands in side control and immediately scoots his hips up under his opponent's armpit. He slides his shin to his opponent's hip, and pinches the leg between his own leg. He controls the foot and turns away to finish the kneebar.

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 14 - Saulo Choke from Side Control

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 14 - Saulo Choke from Side Control

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On to one Xande's favorite submissions, he has a strong side control in the landmark 2 position with his hips facing his opponent's head. His arm reaches across the neck for a collar grip and he transitions to a neutral side control for better leverage. His free hand reaches underneath the near arm and now he can drop his elbow to finish the Saulo choke.