Xande's Classic Guard 7 - Using the Archer Pose

Xande's Classic Guard 7 - Using the Archer Pose

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Now diving more into the classic guard, Xande has the collar and sleeve grip and shows how he uses the archer pose. The archer pose is when he extends his body and pulls the sleeve grip up high, leaving his hands in a position as if he's pulling the string back on a bow, hence the archer pose. This pose will weaken his opponent's base and give Xande the leverage he needs to throw his attacks.


Xande's Classic Guard 6 - Defending Passing Combinations

Xande's Classic Guard 6 - Defending Passing Combinations

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Xande covers how to put all his defensive concepts together when his opponent is combining the bullfighter and cross knee passes. One detail he must be cautious of is to make sure he gets his knee in front of him and at the right angle before his opponent closes the distance.

Xande's Classic Guard 5 - Defending the Cross Knee Pass

Xande's Classic Guard 5 - Defending the Cross Knee Pass

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Xande goes over defending the cross knee or knee cut pass while playing the classic guard. He shows how he incorporates his diamond concept as well as the snake bite and flare to retain his guard and prevent from being passed.

Xande's Classic Guard 4 - Using the Snake Bite to Reset Your Guard

Xande's Classic Guard 4 - Using the Snake Bite to Reset Your Guard

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Now Xande goes over his concept of the 'snake bite', which is his term for trapping and pinching his opponent's leg between his shins. By using the snake bite, he is able to give himself leverage to either pull himself to a half guard, or use his pedal to reset his classic guard.

Xande's Classic Guard 3 - Defending the Toreando or Bullfighter Pass

Xande's Classic Guard 3 - Defending the Toreando or Bullfighter Pass

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Now Xande covers how he uses his diamond defense concept to defend against the bullfighter or toreando pass when his opponent is using one hand on his hip and one hand on his knee. As his opponent goes to the side, Xande frames the arm and turns to his hip. His bottom leg, or pedal foot, comes to the hip so he can square himself back up to his opponent.

Xande's Classic Guard 2 - Creating Movement with the Jack Lever

Xande's Classic Guard 2 - Creating Movement with the Jack Lever

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Now Xande shows how he can keep his diamond posture and use his jack lever, or bottom foot, to keep himself moving and following his opponent. He can use this as a drill by having his partner walk around him, and he uses his foot to pull him and stay in front of his partner.

Xande's Classic Guard 1 - Flaring Your Shin Shield and Using Your Blades

Xande's Classic Guard 1 - Flaring Your Shin Shield and Using Your Blades

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In this series Xande covers his favorite topic, the classic guard. He begins with a lesson on using his flare, which is his shin shield that he flares open and uses to break his opponent's grips on him. When his shield flares open to break the grips, he refers to this as his blade cutting through the arm. By doing this he can control where his opponent's arm is and open things up for attack.

Inside the University 923 - Faking the Leg Sweep

Inside the University 923 - Faking the Leg Sweep

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Polishing up some details on the O Goshi hip throw, Professor Tyrone emphasizes the importance of selling to your opponent that you want to sweep his leg, when you actually want to close the distance and throw him over your hip.

Inside the University 922 - O Goshi (Hip Throw) Takedown

Inside the University 922 - O Goshi (Hip Throw) Takedown

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Beginning with the classic stand up fight grips, Professor Tyrone lets go of the collar and reaches behind the back to grab his opponent's belt. His opponent will likely react by leaning forward to keep his hips back. Tyrone looks to sweep his opponent's leg to force him to step it back, opening up the space for Tyrone to turn in and toss his opponent over his hips.

Inside the University 921 - Seoi Nage Takedown

Inside the University 921 - Seoi Nage Takedown

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Having set up his lapel grip, Professor Tyrone uses it to shove his opponent away and down, causing his opponent to push back to try to regain his posture. As his opponent is coming back up, Tyrone grabs the lapel with his other hand and spins in to the Seoi Nage position, where he can lower his hips and throw his opponent over his shoulder.

Inside the University 920 - Setting Up Seoi Nage Grips

Inside the University 920 - Setting Up Seoi Nage Grips

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To begin this lesson, guest instructor Professor Tyrone shows how he sets up his grips for his favorite takedown to use in competition, the Seoi Nage.

Inside the University 919 - Staying Elegant in the Classic Guard

Inside the University 919 - Staying Elegant in the Classic Guard

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Now Xande goes over staying elegant, which is when he is on his side and his body is extended. From here he shows how he can break grips, and how he can trap the leg with a scissors motion and use the leverage to recover and maintain his classic guard. Finally he shows how these movements can lead to his submission attempts.