Xande's Competition Year In Review 7 - Passing after a Double Guard Pull (Arnaldo Maidana)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 7 - Passing after a Double Guard Pull (Arnaldo Maidana)

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Xande begins to analyze his fights at the World Championship and starts with his first fight against Arnaldo Maidana. He found himself in a double guard pull situation, so his first step was to gain a collar grip and a cross grip on the pants. From here, he put pressure on Arnaldo and used a stiff arm with the pants grip as he passed to side control.


Xande's Competition Year In Review 6 - Passing the Reverse De La Worm Guard (Keenan Cornelius)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 6 - Passing the Reverse De La Worm Guard (Keenan Cornelius)

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Xande continues analyzing his fight with Keenan Cornelius, and now discusses how he prepared himself for Keenan's reverse De La Worm guard, and what was his game plan if Keenan attempted it. The first and most important step for him would be to control the free leg, and not let Keenan invert. Then he would look to get the cross lapel grip, and even threaten the choke if possible, or look to pass with the knee cut.

Private Lesson with Saulo 4 - Passing the Half Guard by Sprawling

Private Lesson with Saulo 4 - Passing the Half Guard by Sprawling

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Now Saulo shows James how to pass the half guard when he jumps to his feet and his opponent brings his bottom foot out to place on his hip. As soon as Saulo feels the foot coming out, he immediately sprawls and passes to the side as he did in the first position of the private lesson.

AJ Sousa Series 9 - Armbar as a Counter Attack to the Kimura

AJ Sousa Series 9 - Armbar as a Counter Attack to the Kimura

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AJ shows the armbar he used to finish Vitor Schlosser in the BJJ Library Challenge. As AJ was attempting to pass Vitor's guard, Vitor grabbed a kimura grip on AJ's arm, so AJ spun around Vitor's head and went straight for the armbar. AJ emphasizes the importance of speed for this position.

AJ Sousa Series 3 - Knee Cut Guard Pass

AJ Sousa Series 3 - Knee Cut Guard Pass

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AJ Sousa shows his favorite way to use the knee cut guard pass. He starts standing with his opponent playing open guard, and controls his opponent's hips, taking him to one side. From here he establishes control and pressure, before cutting his knee through to pass to side control.

Inside The University 211 - Butterfly Guard Passing Combinations

Inside The University 211 - Butterfly Guard Passing Combinations

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Wrapping up his lesson on passing the butterfly guard, Xande reviews some of the principles he taught and discusses how the different passing options can be combined and connected.

Inside The University 210 - Butterfly Guard Knee Cut Pass

Inside The University 210 - Butterfly Guard Knee Cut Pass

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Xande continues to show passing options from the butterfly guard, and now when his opponent tries to hook sweep him, after basing, he shoots his far knee across his opponent's body for the knee cut pass.

Inside The University 209 - Butterfly Guard Escrima Pass

Inside The University 209 - Butterfly Guard Escrima Pass

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Xande goes over in detail his favorite position from the top, the escrima pass. Starting in his opponent's butterfly guard, Xande shows how to get the underhook, and distribute your weight to keep your opponent from sweeping you. From here, he sprawls his legs and passes the guard.

Inside The University 208 - Butterfly Guard Smash Pass

Inside The University 208 - Butterfly Guard Smash Pass

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Xande shows how to smash your opponent's legs down when he tries to hook sweep you from the butterfly guard, and gives a few options to pass, including straight to the mount or to side control.

Inside The University 207 - Butterfly Guard Steering Wheel Pass

Inside The University 207 - Butterfly Guard Steering Wheel Pass

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Xande shows the steering wheel pass he uses when his opponent has the under hook and tries to sweep him from the butterfly guard. First Xande defends the sweep by dropping his hips and stepping his leg back. With grips on his opponent's knee and belt, he turns him like a steering wheel and back steps to the side, passing his guard.

Inside The University 204 - Defending an Open Guard Sweep and Passing

Inside The University 204 - Defending an Open Guard Sweep and Passing

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Xande continues his lesson on the cross sleeve grip open guard sweep Pe de Pano tried to use on him, but now he shows how he defended it, and how he tried to pass the guard. His first move is to make a grip on his opponent's belt and step his leg back. From there, he shows a couple options to pass the guard.

Inside The University 202 - Sit-Up Guard Pass

Inside The University 202 - Sit-Up Guard Pass

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Saulo shows two techniques to pass the sit-up guard when your opponent is grabbing the single leg. Both require you to grab your opponent's pants at his far knee and pass to the side of the leg he is holding.