Inside the University 580 - Basic Escrima Pass

Inside the University 580 - Basic Escrima Pass

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Setting up his escrima pass, Xande engages his opponent's guard, closing the distance and stepping over his hooks. He places one hand on the mat and his head on the chest, facing the other side. With his elbow inside his opponent's knee, he walks a couple steps to the side on his toes, keeping his weight heavy. Now he cups the thigh and breaks his hip to the side he is passing. Now he walks on his toes til he clears his opponent's legs and can establish side control.


Inside the University 579 - Foot Lock Escape

Inside the University 579 - Foot Lock Escape

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Now showing the defense to his foot lock submission, Bernardo's first objective is to close the distance between him and his opponent by grabbing whatever he can and pulling himself in. Then he looks to push the foot off his hip and scoot over his opponent's leg. A point of focus is to react as soon as possible to increase your chance of survival.

Inside the University 578 - Finishing the Foot Lock when Opponent Grabs Your Lapel

Inside the University 578 - Finishing the Foot Lock when Opponent Grabs Your Lapel

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In this scenario, Bernardo's opponent tries to defend the foot lock by grabbing his lapel and pulling to him. While keeping his hold on the foot, Bernardo escapes his hips just enough to bring his inside leg across his opponent's leg, placing his foot on the hip. Now he pinches his knees together and leans back to finish the foot lock.

Inside the University 577 - Fine Tuning the Foot Lock

Inside the University 577 - Fine Tuning the Foot Lock

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Refining a few details on the foot lock, Bernardo shows the importance of staying close and connected to your opponent when you sit down, so you don't let him come up. Also, he makes sure his forearm is under the Achilles tendon and squeezes his elbow in. Much of his power to finish comes from arching his back. Finally, he makes sure to keep the other leg away at a distance, either by pushing with his hand or foot.

Inside the University 576 - Foot Lock from Open Guard on Top

Inside the University 576 - Foot Lock from Open Guard on Top

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In this BJJ Library class, guest instructor from Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Sydney Australia, Bernard "Trekko" Magalhaes, shows some variations of the foot lock. While passing the guard standing, from a headquarters position, he keeps one hand on the chest to keep his opponent down and his other arm hugs his opponent's foot to his hip. When ready to attack, he sits back wrapping his arm around the shin, places his outside foot on the hip and feeds the collar to his attacking hand. The common reaction from his opponent is to push the foot off the hip and scoot over his leg, so when that happens, Bernardo turns belly down to the outside, posts his free hand and sprawls his hips as he looks up to finish the foot lock.

Xande's Dominant Control Series 14 - Switching Sides when Opponent Turns on His Side

Xande's Dominant Control Series 14 - Switching Sides when Opponent Turns on His Side

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In this technique, Xande shows how to transition from side to side when you can't keep your opponent flat and he turns to his side. From hip to hip control, Xande posts his hand on the mat and steps his leg over the head. Next he rotates his upper body to place his other arm in front of his opponent's body, and he takes a big long step backward, ending up behind the back. Now he looks to grab the collar and pull his opponent flat as he reestablishes hip to hip control.

Xande's Dominant Control Series 13 - Kimura from Hip to Shoulder to North-South Transition

Xande's Dominant Control Series 13 - Kimura from Hip to Shoulder to North-South Transition

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Xande has hip to shoulder control with a grip on the belt, trapping the far arm, and his opponent is not giving up the arm as he did in previous techniques. Looking to get the arm, Xande walks to north south and drops pressure on the face, causing his opponent to react by turning into him. Xande gives him some space to turn and uses his shoulder to push the arm across, where he can grab the wrist with his other hand and get his Kimura trap. Now he steps his knee over the arm, pinches his knees to trap his opponent and cranks to finish the Kimura.

Xande's Dominant Control Series 12 - Bread Cutter Choke from Hip to Shoulder Control

Xande's Dominant Control Series 12 - Bread Cutter Choke from Hip to Shoulder Control

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Using the same transition to switch sides as he did in the previous technique, Xande establishes his hip to shoulder position and opens the far arm, reaches around it and grabs the collar with his palm up. He keeps pressure on the face with his ribs and then walks back to the other side with his free hand on the outside of the arm. Now the neck is wide open for him to place his second grip and sink in the bread cutter choke.

Xande's Dominant Control Series 11 - Opening the Elbow to Help Mount from Hip to Shoulder Control

Xande's Dominant Control Series 11 - Opening the Elbow to Help Mount from Hip to Shoulder Control

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Starting from hip to shoulder control, Xande walks over the head to the other side, using his elbow to open his opponent's arm as he goes. Once on the other side, he gets a hip to shoulder control and his arm is going down the back, completely trapping the his opponent's far arm. Now he can easily step over to mount since his opponent cannot defend on the far side.

Xande's Dominant Control Series 10 - Kimura from Hip to Shoulder Control

Xande's Dominant Control Series 10 - Kimura from Hip to Shoulder Control

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In this video, Xande shows his favorite submission from hip to shoulder control, the Kimura. When his opponent places his arm in front of his body, Xande immediately grabs the wrist to make his first Kimura grip. Now ideally in one fluid motion, he turns his hips square, steps his leg over the head, feeds his arm through to make his second Kimura grip and pulls his opponent onto his side. From here he can pull the arm up and crank the Kimura.

Xande's Dominant Control Series 9 - Blocking the Legs when Transitioning to Mount

Xande's Dominant Control Series 9 - Blocking the Legs when Transitioning to Mount

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Again from hip to shoulder control, Xande is looking to mount but his opponent is keeping his legs up ready to block him. Xande uses his forearm to create a frame across the thighs and cups the far leg. From here he pulls the legs as he slides his knee across the body, trapping both legs between his foot and hand. Now he can bring his leg all the way over and establish the mount.

Xande's Dominant Control Series 8 - Transition to Mount from Hip to Shoulder Control

Xande's Dominant Control Series 8 - Transition to Mount from Hip to Shoulder Control

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When looking to mount from hip to shoulder control, Xande must make sure that he opens his opponent's inside elbow before stepping over. He does this by bringing his hip forward and underneath the armpit, and then walking the arm back. Then he brings his knee to the hip and is ready to step over to mount. If he does not clear the arm first, his opponent will likely be able to frame and recover guard.