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.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 2 - The Importance of Internal Hip Rotation

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 2 - The Importance of Internal Hip Rotation

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Xande breaks down the importance of internal rotation of the hip, starting on his side in the fundamental survival position, and then shows how the same theory applies to being on top in side control. This internal rotation is a major key to this seminar.

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 1 - Mobility Warm Up

Xande's Side Control Movement Patterns Seminar 1 - Mobility Warm Up

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In this seminar, Sensei Xande shows many things he's been focusing on lately dealing with movement and behavior patterns, specifically related to side control for this series. He begins with some mobility drills to warm up and build a foundation for the angles and positions he will be using.

Inside the University 1019 - Saulo Choke from Mount

Inside the University 1019 - Saulo Choke from Mount

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After mounting his opponent, Nick has his collar grip across his opponent's neck, and he looks to get an underhand grip on the other lapel. As he drops his elbow to the mat, he pulls the other lapel, finishing the choke on both sides of the neck.

Inside the University 1018 - Closing the Space when Mounting

Inside the University 1018 - Closing the Space when Mounting

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Nick goes over a common mistake made when mounting your opponent, which is to throw your leg over and leave way too much space for him to replace guard. If he does throw his leg over, he switches his base first, but he much prefers to slide the knee across the belly and keep pressure the whole time while he takes the mount.

Inside the University 1017 - Double Unders Pass to Mount

Inside the University 1017 - Double Unders Pass to Mount

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Continuing with the double unders pass, now when Nick gets to side control his opponent turns to face him. Nick is expecting him to do this and he times his movement to mount as his opponent turns. Still with his collar grip, Nick has some options to look for the choke now.

Inside the University 1016 - Double Unders Pass

Inside the University 1016 - Double Unders Pass

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While passing the guard, Nick gets both his arms under his opponent's legs and clasps his hands above the hips. Next he lifts his opponent's hips and pulls him on top of his thighs. Now one arm reaches across to grab the far lapel, and stacks his opponent putting very heavy pressure on him, and inches his way to the side until his opponent willingly accepts side control because of the pressure.

Inside the University 1015 - Preventing the Guard Pass while Sitting Down

Inside the University 1015 - Preventing the Guard Pass while Sitting Down

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Nick answers some students' questions on how to prevent the guard pass while sitting down, and goes into the importance of not letting your opponent control your legs or pants to set up his guard pass.