Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 8 - Spinning Arm Lock (Xande VS Rustam Chsiev Part 5)

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 8 - Spinning Arm Lock (Xande VS Rustam Chsiev Part 5)

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Xande has the armbar set up and his opponent is defending by stacking him. Xande reaches his inside arm all the way across to the far leg, and pushes is off it, spinning himself underneath. He finishes his spin in the same position he ended up in the last technique, so once again he pulls the foot over his head, forcing his opponent to roll where he can finish the arm lock.


Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 7 - Rolling Arm Lock (Xande VS Rustam Chsiev Part 4)

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 7 - Rolling Arm Lock (Xande VS Rustam Chsiev Part 4)

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Xande has already dragged the arm across and is at his side angle pulling himself up to the back as he did before. His opponent is posted on both arms, so Xande lets go of the armpit and traps the near arm, hugging it to his chest, causing his opponent to flex and pull it away. Now Xande uses his bottom leg for leverage to bring his top leg over the head. From here, Xande rolls to his side toward the head. Sometimes he can submit from here, but he can also grab the near foot, pull it over and past his head, forcing his opponent to roll and land on his back, where Xande can finish the arm lock.

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 6 - Flower and Pendulum Sweeps from Closed Guard (Xande VS Rustam Chsiev Part 3)

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 6 - Flower and Pendulum Sweeps from Closed Guard (Xande VS Rustam Chsiev Part 3)

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From closed guard, Xande has already dragged the arm across, is reaching over the back gripping the armpit and is working to get his side angle back control. His opponent is defending by pushing back and squaring up to him, so Xande plants his top leg on the mat and kicks his bottom leg, using his opponent's momentum to flower sweep him and come to the mount. For another variation, if his opponent posts his foot on the mat while squaring up, Xande underhooks the leg and swings his top leg rather than planting it to hit the pendulum sweep instead.

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 5 - Setting Up Combos by Attacking the Far Arm (Xande VS Rustam Chsiev Part 2)

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 5 - Setting Up Combos by Attacking the Far Arm (Xande VS Rustam Chsiev Part 2)

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Continuing from his side angle closed guard in the last technique, Xande now reaches across to attack the far arm. His first attack is the traditional reverse armbar. He also can reach across to grab below the elbow, push down on the head with his forearm and pull the arm to get a shoulder lock. A common reaction for his opponent will be to drive back into Xande and try to posture up, giving Xande the opportunity to switch to his regular climbing arm lock.

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 4 - Climbing to the Back from Closed Guard (Xande VS Rustam Chsiev Part 1)

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 4 - Climbing to the Back from Closed Guard (Xande VS Rustam Chsiev Part 1)

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Now analyzing his fight with Rustam Chsiev, Xande was again playing the closed guard, and after some threats to the arm, Rustam kept his elbows in tight on Xande's body. Xande pushed the elbow across, pulled down the head, and escaped his hips to create his angle. Staying tight, he reaches over the back and posts on his elbow so he can keep climbing. Using his top leg for leverage, he pushes off the back and brings his hips on top, where he can establish back control.

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 3 - Reaction Based Climbing Arm Lock (Xande VS John Salter Part 3)

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 3 - Reaction Based Climbing Arm Lock (Xande VS John Salter Part 3)

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Breaking down exactly how he set up his armbar on John Salter, Xande is breaking posture and throwing different attacks. He sits up on his opponent's hips, basing on forearm and reaching over the far shoulder. From here, John swam his head inside Xande's arm, allowing Xande to grab hold of it. Now Xande throws his arm between the legs and hooks the thigh as he pulls the head down and swings his legs up to trap the arm. To finish he lets go of the head to hug the arm, and throws his leg over the head where he can force the tap.

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 2 - The Climbing Arm Lock (Xande VS John Salter Part 2)

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 2 - The Climbing Arm Lock (Xande VS John Salter Part 2)

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After breaking the posture, Xande is now ready to attack the arm, and here he breakdowns the climbing arm lock he used on John Salter. He can set it up a few ways, either step by step, or how he did in this fight, which was a quick raising of his hips. His leg on the side of the arm he is attacking is pinching tight with his calf pressing down on the shoulder with his knee pushing to the inside. His other leg is pressing down on his opponent's lat, controlling his posture and maintaining the distance, not allowing him to put pressure on Xande. From here, he can throw his leg over the head, and raise his hips to finish the arm lock.

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 1 - Breaking and Controlling Posture (Xande VS John Salter Part 1)

Xande's ADCC 2017 Review 1 - Breaking and Controlling Posture (Xande VS John Salter Part 1)

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Starting off with his first fight against John Salter, Xande shows the basic principles he used in breaking the posture and maintaining control of his opponent. The first way is swimming, in which he swims his arms in between his opponent's, and opens them by using his forearms as he pulls with his legs. Also, he uses a lot of dragging, in which he gets wrist and elbow control, and drags the arm to his side as he climbs to get the angle on the back. Here it is important for him to maintain the head and armpit control.

Inside the University 385 - Omoplata Sweep from Closed Guard

Inside the University 385 - Omoplata Sweep from Closed Guard

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Continuing the class of favorite ways to score quick points, Claudia Doval, the female heavyweight World Champion, shows her go to technique. She jumps full guard, makes both sleeve grips and drops to a foot in the biceps spider guard. She quickly throws her leg up to an omoplata, locks her legs and sits up looking to finish. If her opponent defends the submission by rolling, Claudia follows her and establishes top position to get her 2 points.

Inside the University 384 - Back Roll Sweep from Closed Guard

Inside the University 384 - Back Roll Sweep from Closed Guard

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Starting off the lesson of moves to use when you need to score in the last seconds of a match, Saulo shows his go to sweep. He pulls closed guard, and when his opponent stands up, Saulo reaches through to grab his leg and pulls his hips underneath his opponent. He goes for the muscle sweep, expecting his opponent to defend, and when he feels the resistance, Saulo opens his guard and pushes off the same side leg he has underhooked to roll himself backward. When he lands on his knees, he immediately attacks the other leg, driving in to finish the sweep.

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 6 - Cross Choke Variations from Classic Guard

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 6 - Cross Choke Variations from Classic Guard

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Combining all the drills, Xande puts the cross choke in action. When his opponent smashes the shield, or steps over his leg, Xande shifts his head to the side and places his second choking grip. Now he uses the guard closing drills previously shown, and finishes the choke. In some situations, the neck is not open for Xande to grab the second choking grip right away. In these cases, he works the same technique to close his guard, and while he's closing the guard, he makes his second grip to finish the choke.

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 5 - Cross Choke Details

Xande's Classic Collar and Sleeve Guard 5 - Cross Choke Details

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Xande has the cross collar grip is looking for the cross choke. His hand starts in the 12 o'clock position, and when he is ready to make his first choke grip, he turns it slightly to 1 o'clock, placing his wrist bone under the chin. Now his second hand comes over the shoulder, and grabs the back of the gi, mainly with his last three fingers, and his frame bone runs along side the neck. Another small detail is when he makes second grip and is ready to choke, his head moves across to that side just an inch or two, to get that extra leverage.