Inside the University 133 - Cross Collar Choke and Helio Choke from Closed Guard

Inside the University 133 - Cross Collar Choke and Helio Choke from Closed Guard

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Xande teaches a combination of chokes from the closed guard. In this lesson we learn how to mix it up from the closed guard with the cross collar and helio gracie chokes.


Inside the University 130 - Classic Open Guard to Omoplata or Cross Collar Choke

Inside the University 130 - Classic Open Guard to Omoplata or Cross Collar Choke

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Xande covers the fine details on how to use the classic open guard to set up an omoplata or a cross collar choke against your opponent's pass attempts. These setups may appear simple at first but still take time to master the fine details to create successful submissions off the set up

JJU 15-04 Closed Guard Overwrap to Back Take

JJU 15-04 Closed Guard Overwrap to Back Take

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This fundamental back take from the closed guard overwrap position can be a good way to set up a number of other attacks. The overwrap position is a very strong fundamental position and being able to establish it will provide you with many options to threaten submission and sweeps.

JT Torres 5 Part 2 - Bonus Footage of Closed Guard Kimura

JT Torres 5 Part 2 - Bonus Footage of Closed Guard Kimura

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A short behind the scenes footage of the kimura from closed guard.

JT Torres Series 5 - Closed Guard Triangle Attempt to Kimura

JT Torres Series 5 - Closed Guard Triangle Attempt to Kimura

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JT recalls how his favorite triangle was often countered by opponents who were savvy to the move and would stay hunched to stop the triangle. In this case, instead of trying to force the move, we transition to the kimura to find the submission.

JT Torres Series 4 - Closed Guard Overwrap to Triangle

JT Torres Series 4 - Closed Guard Overwrap to Triangle

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JT recalls how from white to purple belt he was forced to play a guard game as most of his training partners were bigger and stronger. In this lesson he shares the details on how he sets up his favorite triangle from the closed guard.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 12 - Lumberjack Sweep from Closed Guard

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 12 - Lumberjack Sweep from Closed Guard

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Telles recalls how he used to be a closed guard guy when he was a white to purple belt. The lumberjack sweep was one of his favorite ways to sweep his opponent.

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 5 - Closed Guard Bodylock to Back Take

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 5 - Closed Guard Bodylock to Back Take

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In this next lesson we learn how to combine our armlock attack from the bodylock with a back take to advance our position. Most wrestlers have an underdeveloped sense of defending the back and this is a perfect way to advance your position to increase the likelihood of finding a submission.

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 4 - Closed Guard Body Lock to Straight Armlock

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 4 - Closed Guard Body Lock to Straight Armlock

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Xande covers the details on how to control your opponent with the body lock and work the straight armlock submission. The closed guard body lock is a great control for mixed martial arts as it removes the space between you and your opponent making it hard to do much damage with strikes. It's also a great control against wrestlers because it will frustrate their hip mobility and force them to free the control before advancing with a pass

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 3 - Kimura from Closed Guard

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 3 - Kimura from Closed Guard

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Xande covers a few ways to enter into the kimura while preventing your opponent from posturing up to finish the submission. The kimura is an excellent submission to hunt for when playing from your closed guard.

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 1 - Closed Guard Overwrap Control to Triangle

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 1 - Closed Guard Overwrap Control to Triangle

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In this lesson Xande teaches how to set up the triangle from the closed guard overwrap control. The closed guard overwrap is a very useful position to utilize against wrestlers as they will usually force the top position and look to pass with heavy hips. The overwrap control will tie up and frustrate wrestlers by reducing space between you and your opponent and killing their mobility while allowing you to set up your next attack.

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 2 - Closed Guard Overwrap to Omoplata

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 2 - Closed Guard Overwrap to Omoplata

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In this second part of the no gi guard series, we learn to set up an omoplata from the overwrap position. This position is great against wrestlers as we use the overwrap position to kill our opponents mobility and remove all space to slow down and frustrate their game.