JT Torres 2nd Series 12 - Wrist Lock from Side Control

JT Torres 2nd Series 12 - Wrist Lock from Side Control

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From side control, JT is going for the kimura, but his opponent is not giving the space for him to get his grips. First, his hand that would grab the wrist swims under the forearm and grabs the biceps. His other hand grabs the elbow and pulls the arm in, causing the forearm to point straight up. The hand should be in his armpit, so JT just puts his weight down to finish the wrist lock.


Fredson Alves Series 8 - Head and Arm Choke from Side Control

Fredson Alves Series 8 - Head and Arm Choke from Side Control

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From side control, Fredson controls underneath his opponent's head and grips the collar with his thumb inside. Next, he switches his hips toward his opponent's hips, and pulls his knees down toward him. He swims his head around his opponent's arm and traps it against his neck, where he can put the pressure and finish the choke.

Xande's Defensive Series 19 - North South Escape

Xande's Defensive Series 19 - North South Escape

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Xande's opponent is controlling him from the north south position underneath his armpits. Xande makes a frame by grabbing his own wrist and pushes himself away off his opponent's hips. Next he swings his hips side to side until he has the leverage to swing all the way to face his opponent. From here, he shows a couple options to replace his guard.

Xande's Defensive Series 18 - Escaping Side Control with the Sprint Escape

Xande's Defensive Series 18 - Escaping Side Control with the Sprint Escape

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Xande begins by discussing the classic run escape shown in previous videos, and shows his adaptation to it, the sprint escape. From side control, Xande makes sure to keep his forearm between himself and his opponent, with his elbow below the chin. He places his outside arm out from his body and jumps his hips over on top of his arm, keeping his inside arm close to his body. Now he has the space to turn belly down to finish the escape.

Xande's Defensive Series 17 - Escaping Side Control by Turning Belly Down

Xande's Defensive Series 17 - Escaping Side Control by Turning Belly Down

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Xande's opponent passes his guard and is controlling him at the elbow. Xande keeps his frames in place as he showed before, but he is not able to use any of the previous escapes, so he opens his elbow and places his head on his forearm. As his opponent tries to maintain control, Xande turns to his belly and grabs the leg.

Xande's Defensive Series 16 - Escaping Side Control by Using Your Elbow on the Mat

Xande's Defensive Series 16 - Escaping Side Control by Using Your Elbow on the Mat

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Xande show another side control escape when his opponent reaches his arm across Xande's body. This time, Xande puts his elbow at his opponent's armpit with his arm going across the back and his hand at the hip. He uses the arm to push off his opponent and bring his other arm out so he can place his elbow on the mat and sit up. Now he has space to escape, replace the guard or even take the back.

Xande's Defensive Series 15 - Escaping Side Control when Your Opponent Reaches Across Your Body

Xande's Defensive Series 15 - Escaping Side Control when Your Opponent Reaches Across Your Body

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Xande now shows a common situation that can happen many ways, when your opponent brings his arm across your body after passing your guard. As his opponent is reaching over, Xande makes sure to get his far side hand under the armpit so his arm does not get trapped. From here, he can use his frames to escape his hips and replace the guard.

Xande's Defensive Series 14 - Defending the Knee Cut Pass while Framing on the Hip

Xande's Defensive Series 14 - Defending the Knee Cut Pass while Framing on the Hip

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Xande shows another common situation that happens when your opponent is passing with the knee cut. In this case, Xande is not able to block the biceps and his opponent gets his arm under his head, so Xande immediately blocks the hip with his hand. As soon as his opponent passes, Xande drops his elbow between himself and his opponent's hip, and now he can bring his knee to his elbow to work his way back to the guard.

Xande's Defensive Series 13 - Defending the Knee Cut Pass

Xande's Defensive Series 13 - Defending the Knee Cut Pass

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Xande continues his defensive series, and now starts covering how he deals with different situations when his opponent is passing his guard. Here he discusses the knee cut pass. Xande's first line of defense is his frames with his arms. He keeps his top arm between his opponent and himself, and his other arm blocks the biceps. The moment his opponent passes, Xande bumps his hips and escapes them so he can bring his knee in to frame. Now he can work to replace the guard.

Daisuke Nakamura Series 2  - Armbar from Side Control (with Leg Under the Head)

Daisuke Nakamura Series 2 - Armbar from Side Control (with Leg Under the Head)

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Daisuke shows another armbar from the side control using the same setup as the previous one. From side control, he walks his hips up to open his opponent's arm, and when he tries to mount, his opponent defends by bringing up his knee. Daisuke pushes the knee down and brings his knee under the head before throwing his leg over. This time instead of keeping the leg over the face, he puts it behind the head, before falling back and finishing. It is very important that he keeps his knee pointing outward to keep his opponent from sitting up.

Daisuke Nakamura Series 1  - Armbar from Side Control (with Leg Over the Face)

Daisuke Nakamura Series 1 - Armbar from Side Control (with Leg Over the Face)

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Daisuke Nakamura, 3X All Japan Featherweight Champion and 2X All Japan Open Weight Champion, begins his series with one of his favorite submissions from side control. Daisuke's opponent is keeping his elbow tight to his body, so Daisuke faces him with his hips. He tries to mount, but his opponent blocks with his knee, so Daisuke pushes it down to the mat. Planting both feet, he raises his hips off the mat and walks backward, opening his opponent's armpit. With his knee under the head, Daisuke traps the arm with his elbow and controls the wrist before stepping his leg over his opponent's face. After grabbing the pants, he falls back and finishes the armbar.

Inside The University 249 - Preventing the Guard Pass Part 3

Inside The University 249 - Preventing the Guard Pass Part 3

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Saulo continues to correct mistakes and refine the details of defending yourself while your opponent is trying to pass, again emphasizing the importance of the initial bridge. He also gives his students an exercise to practice transitioning to each of the four counter attacks he previously taught.