Inside the University 334 - Two Basic Ways to Hold Side Control

Inside the University 334 - Two Basic Ways to Hold Side Control

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Xande shows two of the basic ways to hold side control when you are facing your hips toward your opponent. The first and most basic is with your bottom leg in front and your top leg posted with the knee up. However, for this position, he switches his legs so his top leg is in front. This will allow him to slide his hips over the torso when he goes for mount.


Inside the University 333 - Mounting from Side Control

Inside the University 333 - Mounting from Side Control

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From side control, Xande is anchoring himself down with the underhook and either crossface or a grip on the shoulder, while his opponent tries to face him and push him off. Xande slides his hip up his opponent's torso, and continues sliding his entire leg, until his foot crosses over to mount. Xande emphasizes the importance of using his hip to slide across first, not his knee.

Inside the University 329 - Paper Cutter Choke from North South

Inside the University 329 - Paper Cutter Choke from North South

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From north south position, Xande's opponent is focusing on defending the Kimura, so he stays flat on his back and his arm ended up underneath Xande's armpit. Xande threads his arm underneath his opponent's arm, with his palm up, and grabs the collar with his four fingers inside. With his other hand, he makes a grip on the other side collar with his thumb inside. Now he walks to the side of his first grip, and connects his elbows to finish the paper cutter choke.

Inside the University 311 - Reverse Armbar from Side Control on Bottom

Inside the University 311 - Reverse Armbar from Side Control on Bottom

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Douglas Santos shows a technique that he uses when his opponent has passed his guard and has side control on him. Douglass frames on his opponent's neck and bumps him forward, forcing him to post. Now the space is open for him to feed his leg through and lock his legs over the head, like a reverse triangle. Pinching the arm between his head and shoulder, Douglass squeezes at the elbow to finish the reverse armbar.

Inside the University 309 - Baseball Choke from Side Control

Inside the University 309 - Baseball Choke from Side Control

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Paulo Guillobel shows a way to set up the baseball choke, that can catch your opponent by surprise. From side control, he gets his first grip on the lapel with four fingers in. He hops up to knee on belly, and his opponent turns into him, so he switches to the other side. Now his other hand makes a grip on the lapel, with his hands together like he's holding a baseball. From here he can go north-south to finish the baseball choke.

Inside The University 289 - Escaping to Belly Down from Side Control

Inside The University 289 - Escaping to Belly Down from Side Control

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Again from side control, Xande frames and swims his arm under his opponent's armpit as he did before. He tries to hip escape and replace the guard, but it does not work this time, so he brings his hand from the hip to help him swim his head under the armpit. From here he posts on his elbow and grabs the pants at the hip to find the leverage to hip escape. Now he can turn belly down, or he also has the option to replace the guard.

Inside The University 288 - Replacing Guard from Side Control

Inside The University 288 - Replacing Guard from Side Control

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Xande's opponent has side control on him with a grip on the collar, so Xande's first move is to frame inside his opponent's elbow, making sure to keep his own elbow close to his body. He uses his frame to open the elbow, and swims his other arm underneath the armpit. His other elbow now goes to his opponent's hip, and he hip escapes to create space to bring his knee inside. From here, he continues to escape until he can replace the guard.

Inside The University 286 - Sweep and Choke after Your Opponent Passes

Inside The University 286 - Sweep and Choke after Your Opponent Passes

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Maximiliano shows some options he uses after his opponent passes his guard. By feeding his opponent's lapel behind his back and gripping the belt, Max shows how he is able to sweep and set up a brabo or bread cutter choke.

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 2 - Kimura from Side Control

Xande's World Masters and Grand Slam 2016 Review 2 - Kimura from Side Control

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Still analyzing his first fight, Xande is in side control, sprawled out to keep his weight heavy. He switches to his knees to give his opponent space to turn away, and as he turns, Xande locks up the kimura grip and hugs the arm to his chest. Keeping his weight down, Xande walks toward the head and steps over so his opponent is between his legs. To finish the kimura, he posts his back leg and yanks up on the arm to break his opponent's defensive grip on his own belt.

Yuki Nakai Series 10 - Reverse Armbar from Side Control Escape

Yuki Nakai Series 10 - Reverse Armbar from Side Control Escape

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With his opponent on top in side control, Yuki places his forearms at the neck and the hips, gripping the gi. He pushes his opponent up and escapes his hips, creating space to bring his inside foot to his opponent's thigh. His outside leg goes on top of the arm, and he grabs his own shin to trap the arm. Yuki pinches his knees together and raises his hips to finish the reverse armbar.

Yuki Nakai Series 9 - Armlock from Side Control

Yuki Nakai Series 9 - Armlock from Side Control

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From side control, Yuki grabs his opponent's hand and twists it so the palm is facing outside, and brings his other hand underneath the arm to grab his own wrist, making a kimura grip. With his opponent's arm bent a little at the elbow, Yuki closes straightens his own arms and closes his elbows, causing his opponent to tap from torque on the elbow.

Yuki Nakai Series 2 - Kimura Variation from North South

Yuki Nakai Series 2 - Kimura Variation from North South

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Starting with the Kimura trap from North South, Yuki opens his hand that was grabbing his own wrist, and uses it to block his opponent at the forearm. His other hand grabs the hip before he steps his leg over, trapping the arm between his legs. Now his open hand grabs his own thigh, and he post his other hand in front so he can lower his weight forward to finish the armlock.