Dallas Niles Crucifix Series 9 - Transitioning from Crucifix to Back Control

Dallas Niles Crucifix Series 9 - Transitioning from Crucifix to Back Control

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Sometimes Dallas's opponent will drive his weight back into him, trying to flatten him out and relieve some pressure on his neck. When he does, he leaves a gap between his legs and the floor, giving Dallas plenty of space to swing his leg underneath and get his hooks in. Most of the time his second hook will also trap his opponent's arm, making submission attacks much easier.


Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 11 - The Octopus Escape from Clock Choke

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 11 - The Octopus Escape from Clock Choke

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Xande goes over the octopus escape from a clock choke, which is a technique Eduardo Telles is very good at. With his opponent on his side, Xande grabs the choking arm sleeve and reaches out to grab the pants. As his opponent goes to choke, Xande rolls over his shoulder, putting his opponent on his shoulder, and then jumps over to land on his opponent's side.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 10 - Partial Training from Turtle

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 10 - Partial Training from Turtle

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Now Xande does some partial training with his student, starting in the turtle position. The objective is to escape, and then reset back to turtle. Xande also takes this time to correct some of his student's mistakes while using the turtle defense techniques.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 9 - Roll Over to the Inside from Turtle

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 9 - Roll Over to the Inside from Turtle

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This time while Xande is in turtle with his opponent is on his side, he does the roll over, but now toward his opponent. By rolling in, he can go straight to his back and into a guard position. If he gets stuck with his legs in the air, he can plant his heels on his opponent and walk himself back to create space.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 8 - Roll Over Reverse from Turtle

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 8 - Roll Over Reverse from Turtle

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In this situation, Xande is in turtle and his opponent is on his side, reaching over his back. Xande controls the arm either by pinching with his elbow or grabbing the wrist. From here he essentially does a forward roll, bringing his opponent over the top. Xande ends up with his back on his opponent's ribs, where he can turn over to establish side control.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 7 - Fade Away from Turtle to Guard

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 7 - Fade Away from Turtle to Guard

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Xande revisits the fade away movement from the turtle position, but this time with his opponent on top. Here he shows the importance of falling away from him and how he is able to sit back to recover his guard.

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 6 - Breaking Down the Side Closed Guard

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 6 - Breaking Down the Side Closed Guard

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After Xande fought his way to get on top, Roger was able to get a side closed guard and reach over Xande's back to get a sleeve grip. Xande breaks down some mistakes he made while stuck in the position, and also covers some things he would have been looking to do if he was in Roger's position.

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 5 - Preventing the Pass with the Diamond Concept

Xande VS Roger Gracie Fight Analysis 5 - Preventing the Pass with the Diamond Concept

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After getting swept by Roger, Xande finds himself in a knee shield guard with Roger looking to apply pressure up top and pass the guard. Xande explains how he was able to successfully use his diamond concept to not only prevent the pass, but get to his knees and get the bigger man's weight off of him.

Xande Webinar 8 - Question from Rodrigo Cavaca (Portuguese)

Xande Webinar 8 - Question from Rodrigo Cavaca (Portuguese)

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Co-leader of Zenith BJJ and former coach of Marcus Buchecha, Rodrigo Cavaca tunes in to the webinar and asks Xande a question about his 2-on-1 arm control position.

Xande Webinar 7 - Using 2-on-1 Arm Control

Xande Webinar 7 - Using 2-on-1 Arm Control

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Now Xande answers some questions on how he uses the 2-on-1 arm control with a grip on the sleeve and the triceps. While playing guard with this type of control, he has many variations of attacks, but in this video he focuses on using it to set up a butterfly guard and attack from there.

Xande's Classic Guard 14 - Omoplata

Xande's Classic Guard 14 - Omoplata

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Now Xande shows the omoplata from the classic guard. The big key for him to switch his hips to the right position comes from using his pedal on his opponent's hip. He also uses his archer pose to open up his opponent's side, making it easy to throw his leg over for the omoplata.

Xande's Classic Guard 13 - Transitioning to Side Closed Guard

Xande's Classic Guard 13 - Transitioning to Side Closed Guard

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Now Xande shows some movement drills to set up his hip switch, which is very similar to the forward hip escape that many people drill. This is the main movement he uses to get from the classic guard to the side closed guard. The perfect opportunity for Xande to make the transition is when his opponent doesn't fall for the cross choke setup.