Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns 14 - Basing on Your Knee when Opponent Bumps You

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns 14 - Basing on Your Knee when Opponent Bumps You

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Going into greater detail on taking the mount, Xande breaks down the motion of basing on his knee when his opponent bumps him, after Xande steps his leg over the body. His movement to mount is essentially the same as a technical standup.


Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns 13 - Keeping Connection with Your Hip While Mounting

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns 13 - Keeping Connection with Your Hip While Mounting

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Covering a common mistake people make while stepping over to mount, Xande breaks down why you need to keep your hip connected to the mat while throwing your leg over. Many people tend to raise it off the ground, but this gives your opponent space to recover guard, and takes away from your base if your opponent tries to bump you off. After the foot lands, then you raise the hip as if you are standing up into base.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 12 - Stepping Over to Mount

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 12 - Stepping Over to Mount

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Having secured his position up high on his opponent, Xande switches his hands so his top arm goes across the body and his bottom arm is at the him. Now using the same hip positioning principles, he switches so his hips are facing his opponent's hips instead of the head. He transitions from two to one, then steps over landing in two, and adjusts to neutral in his mount position.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 11 - Avoiding Rib to Rib Contact While in Side Control

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 11 - Avoiding Rib to Rib Contact While in Side Control

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Xande goes over an important detail of maintaining side control, which is to avoid staying with your pressure in the middle of your opponent's body with rib to rib contact. There is too much space for your opponent to escape here. Always look to have your pressure either low by his hip or high by his armpit.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns 10 - Transitioning to a Neutral Position

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns 10 - Transitioning to a Neutral Position

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Covering a common question, Xande goes into detail on how to transition to the neutral position, which is on the knees as most people think of side control. He does so by first transitioning from position one to position two, never losing contact between his hip and his opponent's hip. Then he can transition to neutral. The major key for him is to always keep pressure and contact on the hip and thigh while transitioning.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 9 - Immobilization, Transition and Aggression from Side Control

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 9 - Immobilization, Transition and Aggression from Side Control

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Xande speaks in depth on the different aspects of side control, and when and how to use it to immobilize your opponent, attack your opponent or transition to another dominant position.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 8 - The Power of Keeping Your Bottom Leg Behind

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 8 - The Power of Keeping Your Bottom Leg Behind

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Xande breaks down several positions on top when he is naturally in position number two in order to stay heavy and balanced on top of his opponent. Again, position two is when his bottom leg is behind and his top leg is in front.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 7 - Staying Powerful in Side Control on Top

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 7 - Staying Powerful in Side Control on Top

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Now Xande moves to the top position and shows how to stay strong from here. Unlike while on bottom, where he worked from position one, Xande switches to position two, which has his bottom leg behind him and his hip on his opponent's hip. From here he can also focusing on controlling his opponent's head and can easily switch back to position one or go neutral.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 6 - Building Frames from Survival Position

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 6 - Building Frames from Survival Position

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Xande comes back to the survival position, and breaks down how to build your frames when some has side control on you. An important point here is that his frames are 90 degree angles, including both his legs and arms. If he is trapped and cannot move his limbs to build the frame, then he will have to move his body to create space to build a frame.

Xande's Side Control Movement and Behavior Patterns Seminar 5 - Establishing a Powerful Side Control on Top

Xande's Side Control Movement and Behavior Patterns Seminar 5 - Establishing a Powerful Side Control on Top

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Now focusing on the person on top in side control, Xande goes over some important details on how to stay in a strong position on top. First he reaches under the arm and cups the shoulder, using it as a leverage point to pull himself in. His elbow is tight to the ribs and his chest is crunched toward the body. His legs switch from position one to position two, and as his opponent tries to hip away, Xande continuously follows, never giving up any space.

Xande's Side Control Movement and Behavior Patterns Seminar 4 - Proper Foot Placement in Side Control

Xande's Side Control Movement and Behavior Patterns Seminar 4 - Proper Foot Placement in Side Control

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Now Xande goes over some details of how to position your body when on bottom in side control. First he shows the importance of keeping your elbow attached to your ribs. Then using a white belt, he demonstrates the power of keeping your feet properly positioned to push off the mat while escaping.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 3 - Using the Hip Switch to Replace Guard from Side Control

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 3 - Using the Hip Switch to Replace Guard from Side Control

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Xande begins in hip position one on bottom, with his opponent on top, also in hip position one. Now using his internal hip rotation to generate force by pushing off the mat, he begins to move his opponent and get his leg underneath. Now with a big hip switch from position one on his right side, he goes to position one on his left side and replaces his guard.