Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 47 - Winning Inside Control While Passing the Guard

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 47 - Winning Inside Control While Passing the Guard

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Answering a question about passing the guard of someone with long, flexible legs, Xande talks about the importance of winning inside control. This is when he can control his opponent's hip from the inside either with his hip or his knee, and often he gets there by switching his hips and changing his direction.


Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 46 - Pressuring the Shield to Force a Reaction

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 46 - Pressuring the Shield to Force a Reaction

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Xande goes over a key detail of how he always looks to apply pressure against his opponent's shield, which will force a reaction and give Xande the opportunity to pass. He also goes over his Bruce Leroy pass, applying the same concept and switching his base to establish control.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 45 - Mounting from Leg Weave Pass

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 45 - Mounting from Leg Weave Pass

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After Xande gets around the legs, he shows two of his favorite options to take mount. To set them up he will step his back leg in between his opponent's legs and drop his weight. From here he shows an option to quickly get to mount, and another to settle in with more pressure and take his time.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 43 - Switching Your Hips to Close the Distance and Pass the Guard

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 43 - Switching Your Hips to Close the Distance and Pass the Guard

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Now when Xande has begun to pass and is trying to apply pressure to his opponent's upper body, his opponent is framing and keeping Xande at bay. Instead of trying to force the issue, Xande does a quick switch of his hips, enabling him to drop his weight on his opponent and look to gain control form here.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 42 - Using Your Head to Apply Pressure While Passing the Guard

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 42 - Using Your Head to Apply Pressure While Passing the Guard

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Answering a student's question, Xande goes some pointers on how to use your head to apply pressure to your opponent's chin while passing. This is not something he necessarily uses, but it can be very effective, especially for shorter guard passers. Just be careful to not let up on your bottom pressure while lowering your head.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 41 - Applying Pressure Before Weaving Your Arm Through the Legs

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 41 - Applying Pressure Before Weaving Your Arm Through the Legs

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Xande corrects a common mistake that happens when people try to leg weave pass, which is to weave your arm through the legs before applying any pressure. The correct way is to first get on your toes and drive into the shield, then weave through the legs and look to pass.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 40 - Forcing the Head to Turn when Leg Weave Passing

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 40 - Forcing the Head to Turn when Leg Weave Passing

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Now that Xande has passed his opponent's legs and is stretching the bottom leg away, his opponent is still on his side facing him. This is when Xande uses his collar grip arm in a motion of looking at his watch, to crank his opponent's head away from him. This will help flatten his opponent and open the space he needs to establish the guard pass.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 39 - Controlling the Bottom Leg in the Leg Weave Pass

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 39 - Controlling the Bottom Leg in the Leg Weave Pass

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Xande shows how he is controlling the leg while weaving his arm through. He initially just cups it but can make a pants grip as he passes. Also, an important note is how he rotates and stretches his arm to really get the leg out of his way.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 38 - How to Apply Pressure During the Leg Weave Pass

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 38 - How to Apply Pressure During the Leg Weave Pass

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Xande goes over a few important details on applying pressure while passing. His top leg will be his front leg, which is the position that will allow him to drive into his opponent. His hips do not go to the ground, rather they stay up and his legs push off the ground to force his weight on his opponent, with his shoulder connected to the body, also laying down the pressure.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 37 - Correcting Common Mistakes on the Leg Weave Pass

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 37 - Correcting Common Mistakes on the Leg Weave Pass

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Xande corrects some common mistakes starting with making sure your hips are not too high in a 3 point base. Also it's important that once he gets around the legs, he doesn't try to establish side control straight on. Instead he switches his hips to control the his opponent's hips first and stabilize the position.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 36 - Leg Weave Pass

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 36 - Leg Weave Pass

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From his opponent's open half guard, Xande weaves his between the legs and cups the bottom leg for good control. His outside hand grabs the collar and pulls his opponent to him. With a focus on straightening his opponent's bottom leg, Xande finds the space to windshield wiper his trapped leg free and pass the guard to side control.

Inside the University 1002 - Knee Cut Pass

Inside the University 1002 - Knee Cut Pass

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Answering a student's question on how to knee cut pass, Nick shows his preferred method. Starting from a headquarters position, he controls the outside lapel and inside knee, and cracks the whip to force his opponent on his side. This is when he cuts his knee across and begins his pressure passing. He also discusses how each person will adapt different ways to perform the same technique based on their body and abilities.