Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 4 - Elbow Escape from Mount

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 4 - Elbow Escape from Mount

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When mounted Xande's first line of defense to protect the inside is to squeeze his elbows tight to his body and crunch his abdomen, with his hands somewhat protecting his neck. This is his Landmark 1 position. Next he places one arm straight across the hips and turns to his side, straightening his inside leg. Now he can crunch his body and bring his knee up to his elbow, and begin to work his leg under his opponent's leg to escape the mount.


Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 3 - Protecting the Inside and Defending the Forced Half Guard

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 3 - Protecting the Inside and Defending the Forced Half Guard

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n this series Xande covers what he calls protecting the inside, which is his concept of defending from the bottom in half guard, mount, side control, etc., by wedging his elbow between his hip and his opponent. First in half guard, he shows his Landmark 2 position, which is staying on his side and bringing his elbow to his hip. Ultimately Xande will look to get to Landmark 3, which is his knee between his hip and elbow. While protecting the inside, it is crucial he stays on his side and does not allow his opponent to flatten him. After establishing Landmark 3, he can work his hip switch to recover his guard.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 2 - Understanding Landmarks One (Ribs), Two (Hips) and Three (Knees)

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 2 - Understanding Landmarks One (Ribs), Two (Hips) and Three (Knees)

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Xande explains what he calls landmarks one, two and three, which are your ribs, hips and knees, and how he applies this concept to his Jiu Jitsu. During the fight, especially while defending, he will always be either protecting his landmarks or looking to connect them. These concepts will become more clear as the lesson progresses.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 1 - The Three Essential Jiu Jitsu Poses

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 1 - The Three Essential Jiu Jitsu Poses

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Xande breaks down what he considers the three most important fundamental body positions in Jiu Jitsu, which he simply refers to as Pose One, Pose Two and Pose Three. Each of these poses can be applied to any situation in Jiu Jitsu, as Xande will continue to display.

Inside the University 1052 - One-Armed Rear Naked Choke and Inverted Triangle

Inside the University 1052 - One-Armed Rear Naked Choke and Inverted Triangle

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Using the same leg drag to the back sequence, instead of going for the bow and arrow choke, now when Victor rolls back, he throws his leg over his opponent's free arm to trap it. He releases his Kimura grip on the arm to grab the wrist and trap the other arm. Now his opponent can't defend and Victor can finish a rear naked choke with one arm. Another option for him here is to throw his leg across the body and lock an inverted triangle.

Inside the University 1051 - Leg Drag to Bow and Arrow Choke

Inside the University 1051 - Leg Drag to Bow and Arrow Choke

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Now after Victor does the leg drag, he looks to take the back, first by gripping the pants or belt at the back and forcing his opponent onto his side. He feeds the top lapel to his choking hand and throws his hook over the body into place. Now he can sit back and grab the pants to finish the bow and arrow choke.

Inside the University 1050 - Leg Drag Drill

Inside the University 1050 - Leg Drag Drill

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Professor Victor Hugo shows a leg drag passing drill he uses when his opponent is playing De La Riva guard and grabbing his pants. Victor first turns his knee outside to break the hook, and then grabs the other leg at the knee and heel to pull it across his body. He finishes by grabbing the collar and keeping the leg pinched to his body.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 15 - Sparring Session

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 15 - Sparring Session

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Masakazu and his student spar, and he uses many of the submissions he taught in this series, giving you an opportunity to see them used in a live situation.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 14 - Anaconda Choke from Side Control

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 14 - Anaconda Choke from Side Control

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From side control, Masakazu places his elbow on the mat, in the far armpit of his opponent, and turns his hips up to the ceiling. He slides his hips up the body, bringing his opponent's arm up as well. His far arm comes underneath the head, and he grabs his biceps at his opponent's armpit, trapping the arm inside with the neck. He makes a grip like a rear naked choke, and squeezes to finish the choke.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 13 - Omoplata Sweep to Armbar

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 13 - Omoplata Sweep to Armbar

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From the omoplata, Masakazu's opponent postures up, not allowing him to reach over the back. Instead, he swims his arm underneath the body to wrap it around his torso. He rolls to the side, landing on top from the omoplata sweep. Now he grabs the elbow, places his hand on the mat, and steps back, placing his leg across the face and sitting back right into the armbar.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 12 - Submission Series from Half Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 12 - Submission Series from Half Guard

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Masakazu shows a string of submissions starting from the half guard. After using his underhook to bump his opponent forward, escapes out the back to start attacking the legs. He strings together many submissions, including leg locks, neck crank and a shoulder lock.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 11 - Knee On Belly Escape to Heel Hook

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 11 - Knee On Belly Escape to Heel Hook

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Masakazu's opponent has knee on belly, so he brings his knee behind the leg and grabs it with his arm, also behind the leg. He bumps him to the side, landing with the leg next to him, in perfect to position to grab the foot and finish the heel hook. He also shows a variation where he comes to the top and passes right away.