Inside the University 320 - Reverse Half Guard Pass with Back Step then Mount

Inside the University 320 - Reverse Half Guard Pass with Back Step then Mount

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Xande sets up the reverse half guard pass, and his opponent is staying on his side, so Xande keeps scooting his hips up under the armpit. When he has the space, he steps his leg back to pass to side control. Now he traps his opponent's arm tight against his head, and slides his knee across to take the mount.


Inside the University 319 - Reverse Half Guard Pass to Mount

Inside the University 319 - Reverse Half Guard Pass to Mount

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After establishing the reverse half guard, Xande shifts his body so his armpit trapping his opponent's triceps. He drives his knee across the body to the mat and begins moving to the mount. His arm shifts to underneath his opponent's head, still smashing the triceps. Many times his opponent will let the trapped foot slide out at this point, but if not, Xande windshield wipers his other leg to help free his foot and mount.

Inside the University 318 - Reverse Half Guard Pass

Inside the University 318 - Reverse Half Guard Pass

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Xande sets himself up in the reverse half guard and makes sure to free his knee from his opponent's legs. His other leg is tight under the thigh, his hips are pushing up on the elbow and his arm is under the armpit on the far side. He grips his opponent's top leg at the knee, and makes the space to back step his leg out of the half guard. Now he can change his base to establish side control.

Inside the University 317 - Cross Choke with Your Leg from Knee on Belly

Inside the University 317 - Cross Choke with Your Leg from Knee on Belly

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From knee on belly, Xande has the near side collar grip, and his opponent tries to escape by pushing at his knee. Xande drops his weight on his opponent, trapping his arm, and straightens his forearm against the neck. To finish the choke, he steps his leg over the head and squeezes with his arm and leg.

Inside the University 316 - Spinning Armbar from Knee on Belly

Inside the University 316 - Spinning Armbar from Knee on Belly

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Xande has knee on belly and his opponent pushes on his knee, so Xande first underhooks the arm, keeping his elbow against the inside of his knee. His other hand pushes the head down as he steps over it to the other side. As he finishes his pivot, he reaches and grabs his opponent's pants at the knee, and then falls back for the armbar. He also has the option to bring his leg across his opponent's body to finish.

Inside the University 315 - Baseball Choke from Knee on Belly

Inside the University 315 - Baseball Choke from Knee on Belly

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From the knee on belly position, Xande grips his opponent's near side collar with his thumb inside. He releases his grip on the hip with the other hand, and brings it to the far side collar with four fingers inside, with his hands now gripping like a baseball bat. Now Xande spins to north-south, making sure to bring his forearm across the neck, and places his head on the same side his body was just at. To finish the choke, Xande gets on his toes, picking his hips off the ground and creating more pressure on his opponent.

Inside the University 314 - Maintaining Knee on Belly Control

Inside the University 314 - Maintaining Knee on Belly Control

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Xande shows how he likes to maintain control while in knee on belly position. His method of control is pulling up the collar on the near side while pushing the far hip down. When his opponent tries to escape his hips or scoot away, Xande keeps his grips and follows with his knee.

Inside the University 313 - Knee on Belly Basics

Inside the University 313 - Knee on Belly Basics

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Xande goes over some details of establishing a proper knee on belly position. In actuality, it's his shin that goes across the belly, and it's important he keep his foot off the mat in order to apply more pressure on his opponent. He also shows how he extends his body when his opponent bumps his hips, and how he follows him if he tries to escape his hips.

Takamasa Watanabe Series 11 - Back Take from Closed Guard

Takamasa Watanabe Series 11 - Back Take from Closed Guard

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From the closed guard, Takamasa pulls his legs in to break his opponent's posture, as he pushes his arm across his body using a sleeve grip. His other hand reaches over the back and grips the shoulder blade. Next, he escapes his hips so he is on the side of his opponent, not underneath. He extends his shoulder, posts his head on the mat, stretches his top leg and slides his bottom leg to make a hook. Now he posts his hand on the mat and climbs the back and makes the second hook.

Takamasa Watanabe Series 10 - Loop Choke from Butterfly Guard

Takamasa Watanabe Series 10 - Loop Choke from Butterfly Guard

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From the butterfly guard, Takamasa makes a cross collar grip, and kicks his opponent's knee back on the opposite side of his collar grip, while simultaneously pulling his posture down. His free arm holds the head down behind the neck as he loops his collar grip over his own hand. Now he falls to the side and brings his far foot onto his opponent's back for leverage, and he finishes the choke.

Takamasa Watanabe Series 9 - Omoplata to Armbar

Takamasa Watanabe Series 9 - Omoplata to Armbar

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Takamasa sets up the omoplata in the same way as he showed in the previous technique, and is sitting up while gripping the cross sleeve, same as before. From here, he reaches his free arm between his legs and feeds it the sleeve from the other hand. Now he posts his outside leg on the mat, and kicks his other leg across his opponent's back in an explosive motion, causing his opponent to turn on his back. This sets Takamasa up in the perfect position to attack the armbar from the mount.

Takamasa Watanabe Series 8 - Omoplata from Spider Guard

Takamasa Watanabe Series 8 - Omoplata from Spider Guard

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From the spider guard with both sleeves controlled, Takamasa lassos his opponent's arm, and then pulls the other arm to his body as he pinches the elbow with his knee and swings his leg over the head. Next, he reaches around his leg and under his opponent's arm to feed the lassoed sleeve to his other hand. He releases his lasso leg and plants it to escape his hips, settling in the omoplata position. Now he sits up and lets go of the sleeve so he can reach over the back, and finish the omoplata.