Xande's Collar Guard Series 2 - Basic Movements when Your Opponent is on His Knees (Part 2 of 4)

Xande's Collar Guard Series 2 - Basic Movements when Your Opponent is on His Knees (Part 2 of 4)

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Xande discusses what to do when he's playing the collar guard and his opponent smashes his knees, looking to pass. His first step is to drop his knee to his opponent's hip and stretch himself away, extending with the sleeve grip as he does. Now he has the space to put both feet back on the hips, and reset his collar guard.


Xande's Collar Guard Series 1 - Basic Movements when Your Opponent is on His Knees (Part 1 of 4)

Xande's Collar Guard Series 1 - Basic Movements when Your Opponent is on His Knees (Part 1 of 4)

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In this series, Xande shows some of the positions he showed during his recent seminars in Europe, and focuses on his classic collar guard. Xande first sets up his collar guard with a cross grip on the lapel with the back of his hand on his opponent's neck, and his other hand grips the sleeve. Both of Xande's feet are on his opponent's hips, one as the knee shield and the other to push off and control the distance. Using these grips, Xande shows how he can keep control of his opponent as he tries to move side to side around Xande's guard.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 11 - Berimbolo to Back Take (Dimitrius Sousa)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 11 - Berimbolo to Back Take (Dimitrius Sousa)

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Xande continues to breakdown his fight against Dimitrius Sousa at the World Championships, and shows how Dimitrius was able to use the berimbolo to get on his back.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 5 - Neutralizing the Worm Guard (Keenan Cornelius)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 5 - Neutralizing the Worm Guard (Keenan Cornelius)

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Xande continues to breakdown his fight with Keenan Cornelius, and shows how he trained to neutralize the worm guard, and what his plan was for this situation. His first goal is to stuff the leg between his legs, and control the other leg at the pants. Then he would try to get to the side and even attack the neck with a cross grip if possible. However, he was not able to utilize this position in the fight.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 4 - Defending the Pass and Replacing Guard after the Worm Guard Sweep (Keenan Cornelius)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 4 - Defending the Pass and Replacing Guard after the Worm Guard Sweep (Keenan Cornelius)

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Xande talks about his Metamoris fight with Keenan Cornelius, and shows a defense he was working on during training and prepared himself to use in the fight if necessary. After being swept by the worm guard, Xande focuses on not getting cross-faced, and then using his cross-framing pattern to turn back into Keenan and replace to a comfortable guard.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Series 2 - Setting Up an Open Guard from a Seated Position when Your Opponent Is Standing

Rafael Lovato Jr. Series 2 - Setting Up an Open Guard from a Seated Position when Your Opponent Is Standing

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Rafael continues to discuss his ideas on drilling, and shows how he likes to setup an open guard while seated and facing a standing opponent. Again, he emphasizes that everyone should setup the guard that works for their game. He also believes that after you drill a sweep, you should also drill a pass right away.

Mackenzie Dern Koala Guard and Favorites 4 - Sit Up Guard Transitions and Control against Smash Passes

Mackenzie Dern Koala Guard and Favorites 4 - Sit Up Guard Transitions and Control against Smash Passes

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Mackenzie teaches some concepts that will help you retain your guard and transition to other guards to counter the smash pass. We learn how to use our grips and always stay on our side while also using hooks or distance to ensure that your opponent will not pass your koala guard.

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 6 - Spider Guard Transition to Curu Curu Guard and Sweep Options

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 6 - Spider Guard Transition to Curu Curu Guard and Sweep Options

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Romulo teaches how to get underneath your opponent from the spider guard to the curu curu guard. He covers the fundamentals on how to get to the position and covers multiple sweeping options from the curu curu (footlock guard).

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 5 - Transitions between Spider Guard, De la Riva Guard, and Sit Up Guard

Romulo Barral Spider Guard Series 5 - Transitions between Spider Guard, De la Riva Guard, and Sit Up Guard

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Romulo teaches a flow sequence on how to transition between the spider guard, de la riva guard, and sit up guard. It's important to be able to flow between these complimentary guards to be prepared for all scenarios that your opponent may present to you.

Inside the University 106 - Late Torreando Pass Counter to Modified Arm Drag

Inside the University 106 - Late Torreando Pass Counter to Modified Arm Drag

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Xande teaches in depth how to counter the torreando pass with the modified arm drag. The key to this counter is to shift your hips to the side and redirect your opponent's passing energy. Without moving your hips to the side, the arm drag is nearly impossible because you will be fighting your opponent's entire weight with only your arms.

Rico Vieira Competition Techniques 7 - Three Levels of Open Guard Passing Concepts

Rico Vieira Competition Techniques 7 - Three Levels of Open Guard Passing Concepts

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Rico covers three levels of guard passing drills and goes into detail about the concepts of what makes an effective guard passing strategy.

Inside the University 74 - Q and A Session on Framing for Guard Retention and Escaping Collar Chokes from Back

Inside the University 74 - Q and A Session on Framing for Guard Retention and Escaping Collar Chokes from Back

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Xande does a Q and A during a seminar answering questions about using your arms and legs to create a frame to retain the guard, about setting up a collar choke from the knee cross pass, and escaping the collar choke from the back.