Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 4 - Elbow Escape from Mount

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 4 - Elbow Escape from Mount

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When mounted Xande's first line of defense to protect the inside is to squeeze his elbows tight to his body and crunch his abdomen, with his hands somewhat protecting his neck. This is his Landmark 1 position. Next he places one arm straight across the hips and turns to his side, straightening his inside leg. Now he can crunch his body and bring his knee up to his elbow, and begin to work his leg under his opponent's leg to escape the mount.


Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 15 - Saulo Choke from Mount

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 15 - Saulo Choke from Mount

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Now showing his favorite submission from mount, Xande first grabs his opponent's wrist and pushes it to the ground like an Americana. When his opponent reacts by turning toward the arm, Xande grabs his cross collar thumb in grip and switches to a technical mount. To finish the choke he drops his elbow to the mat and pulls down on the near collar.

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 13 - Breaking Your Opponent's Frame with Your Legs

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 13 - Breaking Your Opponent's Frame with Your Legs

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Now Xande goes over exactly how he breaks his opponent's frame on his hip from side control. First he walks the arm up high near the head, and by switching his hips he can use just his legs to control and trap the arm, allowing him to then control the legs and advance to mount.

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 12 - Finding the Leverage to Open the Elbow in Side Control

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 12 - Finding the Leverage to Open the Elbow in Side Control

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If Xande's opponent is able to sneak his elbow inside and make a frame against Xande's side control, it is important to find the correct leverage to open the elbow back up. The motion his opponent's arm will be weakest is that of an Americana, so Xande forces the arm in that direction, which will automatically create space between the elbow and body, allowing Xande to regain side control.

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 11 - Preventing Your Opponent's Diamond Defense

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 11 - Preventing Your Opponent's Diamond Defense

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One of the main things Xande is aware of while in side control is his opponent's effort to create a diamond defense, by bringing his elbow and knee together. Xande goes over how his opponent will look to do this, and how Xande can transition between his landmark positions to continuously prevent the elbow and knee from connecting.

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 9 - Dealing with a Frame on Your Hip

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 9 - Dealing with a Frame on Your Hip

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Xande goes over a common situation where his opponent has his forearm framing against Xande's hip. He shows a couple simple ways to deal with this by switching back and forth between his landmark positions.

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 8 - How to Avoid Getting Caught in Half Guard while Mounting

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 8 - How to Avoid Getting Caught in Half Guard while Mounting

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Xande goes over some details on how to mount from side control and not get your leg stuck in the half guard. He uses his elbow in the super hold to open his opponent's arm up high, and his knee slides across the body in a downward direction. When he brings his foot over, he smacks it on the ground hard and fast and he settles into his mount position.

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 7 - Mounting from Side Control with Superhold

Xande's Side Control and Mount Transitional Movements 7 - Mounting from Side Control with Superhold

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Xande has side control and uses his hips to work his way to a high neutral side control, trapping his opponent's arm up near his head. He gets a superhold for more control, and then he can begin to slide his knee across the belly and slam his leg down to take the mount.

Inside the University 1033 - Armbar from Technical Mount

Inside the University 1033 - Armbar from Technical Mount

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Now when Gustavo has mount, his opponent turns on his side into survival position, so as he's turning, Gustavo shifts his body to the technical mount position. There are many attacks from here, but this time he pushes the top arm to his other hand to set up a Kimura trap. Now he shifts his weight toward the body and throws his leg over the head to finish the armbar.

Inside the University 1032 - Securing the Arm While Rolling

Inside the University 1032 - Securing the Arm While Rolling

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Gustavo goes over in finer detail how he traps and secures the arm for this submission. He can't rely on his arm to keep the arm trapped, so he must make sure his legs are pinching and doing most of the work. Another detail is he makes sure the thumb is pointing up when he pulls to finish.

Inside the University 1031 - Rolling to Finish the Armbar from Mount

Inside the University 1031 - Rolling to Finish the Armbar from Mount

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Picking up where he left off, Gustavo wraps the arm up with his arm and drops his hip to the mat toward his opponent's head. His other hand reaches out to stop his opponent's hip, and makes a grip on the pants. He can finish the armbar from here, or force his opponent to roll and then finish.

Inside the University 1030 - Trapping the Arm when Opponent Bumps Your From Mount

Inside the University 1030 - Trapping the Arm when Opponent Bumps Your From Mount

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This lesson will be covering some attacks from the mount, and in the first situation, your opponent will by pushing your chest as he tries to bump you off. Gustavo immediately turns his hips toward his opponent and slides bottom leg under the shoulder and slides his other shin across his opponent's face. For now he stops here with the arm trapped between his legs.