Xande Webinar 6 - Dealing With the Half Guard

Xande Webinar 6 - Dealing With the Half Guard

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Now Xande gives some key details of how he deals with his opponent's half guard. Generally he wants to be chest to chest. When his opponent scoots away, Xande uses his crab walk to follow, which is his term for stepping with his knees to stay connected. As he is able to flatten his opponent on his back, he looks to take the mount.


Xande Webinar 6 - Dealing With the Half Guard (Portuguese)

Xande Webinar 6 - Dealing With the Half Guard (Portuguese)

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Now Xande gives some key details of how he deals with his opponent's half guard. Generally he wants to be chest to chest. When his opponent scoots away, Xande uses his crab walk to follow, which is his term for stepping with his knees to stay connected. As he is able to flatten his opponent on his back, he looks to take the mount.

Xande Webinar 5 - Question & Answer

Xande Webinar 5 - Question & Answer

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Xande answers some questions during his livestream, and discusses how he's staying active while not being able to train Jiu Jitsu. He speaks on the benefits of yoga, kettlebells, Ginastica Natural and Budokon Mobility.

Xande Webinar 4 - Omoplata Defense

Xande Webinar 4 - Omoplata Defense

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When escaping the omoplata, rolling is a good option for training, but if it's competition then you are giving up 2 points. So Xande's favorite escape is one where he stays on top. He first steps his knee over his opponent's arm to neutralize it. Then he likes to jump over the head to a side control where he is no longer in danger.

Xande Webinar 3 - Killing the Knee Shield

Xande Webinar 3 - Killing the Knee Shield

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Answering a question on how to kill the knee shield, Xande first shows a simple drill where he posts his hand on the mat and brings his knee and connects it. The application for this is he grabs the lapel and posts on the ribs. Then he brings his knee in to set up a cross knee pass. Now he can drive his weight forward and slide his knee past the shield and connect to his hand.

Xande Webinar 3 - Killing the Knee Shield (Portuguese)

Xande Webinar 3 - Killing the Knee Shield (Portuguese)

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Answering a question on how to kill the knee shield, Xande first shows a simple drill where he posts his hand on the mat and brings his knee and connects it. The application for this is he grabs the lapel and posts on the ribs. Then he brings his knee in to set up a cross knee pass. Now he can drive his weight forward and slide his knee past the shield and connect to his hand.

Xande Webinar 2 - Escaping the Mount

Xande Webinar 2 - Escaping the Mount

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Answering a question on escaping the mount, Xande begins by showing a movement from Budokon Mobility, which is a forward sweep of his foot. After his initial hip escape to get on his side, he uses the foot sweep to position himself where he can lift his hips off the mat to get his guard back.

Xande Webinar 2 - Escaping the Mount (Portuguese)

Xande Webinar 2 - Escaping the Mount (Portuguese)

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Answering a question on escaping the mount, Xande begins by showing a movement from Budokon Mobility, which is a forward sweep of his foot. After his initial hip escape to get on his side, he uses the foot sweep to position himself where he can lift his hips off the mat to get his guard back.

Xande Webinar 1 - Introduction and Q&A

Xande Webinar 1 - Introduction and Q&A

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During this time of crisis throughout the world, our gyms are closed and we can't train as usual, so Xande is putting on webinar classes to help keep students learning and active. He also is taking questions and shooting techniques to answer them. Here he gives an introduction and answers a few questions to his live viewers.

Xande's Classic Guard 14 - Omoplata

Xande's Classic Guard 14 - Omoplata

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Now Xande shows the omoplata from the classic guard. The big key for him to switch his hips to the right position comes from using his pedal on his opponent's hip. He also uses his archer pose to open up his opponent's side, making it easy to throw his leg over for the omoplata.

Xande's Classic Guard 13 - Transitioning to Side Closed Guard

Xande's Classic Guard 13 - Transitioning to Side Closed Guard

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Now Xande shows some movement drills to set up his hip switch, which is very similar to the forward hip escape that many people drill. This is the main movement he uses to get from the classic guard to the side closed guard. The perfect opportunity for Xande to make the transition is when his opponent doesn't fall for the cross choke setup.

Xande's Classic Guard 12 - Guard Retention when Your Opponent Stands Up

Xande's Classic Guard 12 - Guard Retention when Your Opponent Stands Up

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When Xande's opponent stands up to pass his classic guard, the principles of guard retention remain the same. He makes sure to not be lazy with his sleeve grip and keep his archer pose. He can use his flare to break a pants grip and even go to foot in the biceps. If his opponent steps to the side, he snake bites and pedals to regain his guard. He also likes to stretch his collar grip arm and use his iron fist to keep his opponent at a distance.