Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 31 - Explaining Control when Reversing Side Control

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 31 - Explaining Control when Reversing Side Control

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Xande answers Alex's question on where to focus his weight to control his opponent when reversing side control. When in normal side control, he is focused on controlling the chest to the hips, but when he reverses, his focus switches on controlling the chest to shoulders.


Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 30 - Using Esgrima Pressure to Force the Half Guard from Butterfly

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 30 - Using Esgrima Pressure to Force the Half Guard from Butterfly

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From his opponent's butterfly guard, Xande presses forward and shifts his hips to pose two. From here he looks to push the leg with one hand while his other works for the underhook. While maintaining pressure with his head in his opponent's chest, Xande inches his way to the side, forcing himself to his opponent's half guard.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 29 - Pose Two Explained - Pressure

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 29 - Pose Two Explained - Pressure

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In pose two Xande is on his hip and his legs are opposite as they were in pose one, so his top leg is in front this time. Pose two is great for applying pressure from the top, especially side control.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 28 - Pose One Explained  - Defense and Transition

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 28 - Pose One Explained - Defense and Transition

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Xande goes into detail on pose one, which is when he is on one hip with his bottom foot in front and his top foot posted in back. This is the primary pose for any defensive position. This pose can also be used from a top position, but should be more of a transitional position rather than one of control.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 27 - Pose Zero Explained - Controlling and Resetting

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 27 - Pose Zero Explained - Controlling and Resetting

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Xande explains what pose zero is and how he applies it to his Jiu Jitsu. It is a neutral position which he can use to control his opponent from top or bottom, most commonly in side control or closed guard.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 26 - Toreando Dribble Pass to Knee on Belly

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 26 - Toreando Dribble Pass to Knee on Belly

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Going into detail on the toreando pass, Xande first shows his preferred grip on the pants, which is with his thumbs pointing down. This grip is harder for your opponent to break. He likes to do a dribble or push-pull to the legs before stepping around to the side and establishing knee on belly. At this point his opponent will likely turn into him, so he drops his arm to the far hip and drops his hip to the mat for a strong side control.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 25 - Four Approaches to Pass the Guard from Standing

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 25 - Four Approaches to Pass the Guard from Standing

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Xande discusses some different approaches to pass your opponent's guard from a standing position. These passing approaches include toreando, headquarters, crab quarters and butterfly smash. Each of these positions uses a different way of controlling your opponent's legs and setting up your guard pass.

Xande VS Fellipe Trovo Fight Analysis 3 - Setting Up the Armbar from Closed Guard

Xande VS Fellipe Trovo Fight Analysis 3 - Setting Up the Armbar from Closed Guard

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Xande goes over how he was able to set up his armbar attempt on Fellipe, and it all started with controlling his head from the closed guard. As Fellipe stood up to try escaping, Xande found the time and space he needed to shoot the armbar, and fortunately the attempt was enough to earn him the judge's decision.

Xande VS Fellipe Trovo Fight Analysis 2 - Defending the Armbar

Xande VS Fellipe Trovo Fight Analysis 2 - Defending the Armbar

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Xande switches to the perspective of defending the armbar, and shows how he can find the space and leverage to escape and armbar depending on if and how his opponent crosses his feet.

Xande VS Fellipe Trovo Fight Analysis 1 - Crossing Your Feet in the Armbar

Xande VS Fellipe Trovo Fight Analysis 1 - Crossing Your Feet in the Armbar

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For this segment Xande goes over some analysis of his match at Fight 2 Win 178 vs. Fellipe Trovo. To begin he discusses whether or not you should cross your feet while going for the armbar, how it can be good or bad, and how it effected his armbar attempt.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 24 - Grip Fighting Basics

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 24 - Grip Fighting Basics

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Answering a student's question about breaking grips, Xande goes over some basic grip breaking techniques, and some overall concepts about grip fighting.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 23 - Understanding How to Apply Pressure

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 23 - Understanding How to Apply Pressure

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Xande covers some basic concepts of how to use your body to apply pressure from the top, and conversely how to react to your opponent applying pressure. He also breaks down how he uses the sidewinder movement drill to get to his knees when escaping out the backdoor.