Generally, Being stuck on the bottom with your opponent in Side Mount is considered a disadvantage.
Usually he’ll be in a far better position to control, strike and submit you – this can be quite intimidating when you first start out.
That’s why it’s essential to get comfortable in these so called ‘less dominant’ positions.
You’ll want to familiarise yourself with techniques that allow you to defend well, control his posture and position, escapes, transitions, reversals, effective strikes and of course, submissions.
Today we’re focusing on one of those submissions – The Triangled Armbar – with your opponent in Side Mount.
Like any new technique, it’s not necessarily easy to execute but it is very simple in in methodology and very effective if used correctly.
In the early days of your Grappling & Ground Fight game, having an opponent in your half guard can be quite an overwhelming experience… especially if your training partner or opponent has a good ‘Ground and Pound’ game.
It can be very hard to control your opponent if you’re only able to use your upper body to get the job done.
That’s why it’s essential to train in a manner that incorporates both upper and lower body control simultaneously.
Of course, in the early days it can be hard to focus on both your upper and lower body at the same time but with enough practice and ensuring you use the principles we teach in our Wing Chun and JKD Systems (Economy of Motion, Directness of Action, Sensitivity and Control to name a few) it will make things much easier once the fight goes to the ground.
The idea is to use the principles learned in your stand up arts and wherever possible, directly apply them in your Grappling and Ground Fight training. That way you can maintain one fluid, undiluted mindset.
This week we show you how controlling both the upper and lower body of your opponent simultaneously whilst they are in your Half Guard can allow you to either maintain positional control or transition to a more dominant position in the fight.
This week we cover another variation of the Single Leg Takedown.
This time around we’re going to set the takedown attempt up ourselves by initiating the first distraction…your attack, rather than wait for your opponent to attack you before responding.
Securing a Single Leg Takedown is simple. That is until your opponent starts to fight back anyway. Once this happens you have to have other options.
That’s why today I show you how to transition from your Takedown attempt and instead switch to your opponents back. This opens up several other options to continue your attack and keep your opponent guessing.
Check out this weeks video below.
When a fight goes to the ground, being able to man an effective offence is crucial… especially if you’re the one on your back!
Suddenly being taken down and put on your back during a fight can be pretty scary the first few times it happens.
You find it hard to get your base.
You can’t produce as much strength or power.
It’s difficult to control your opponent.
The truth is, you’re at a disadvantage…….
……or are you?
What if you can get your base, be strong and powerful whilst fully controlling your opponent??
Are you still at a disadvantage??
I like to think not. Especially if your have a skill set that allows you to quickly and effectively finish the fight.
Today’s video shows you how to control your opponent when he/she is in your Full Guard and you want to secure a Triangle Choke.
Click Below to watch!:)
In today’s video I discuss another of our Double Leg Takedown Variations.
Like I always say, there are many variations of how to do most techniques, it’s just a case of finding the ones that work best for you based on your variables – Size, Strength, Skill, Experience, Confidence, etc… – in order to effectively apply the chosen technique.
You’ll notice differences in our Grappling & Ground Fight System compared to more mainstream Grappling Arts such as Wrestling or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
This doesn’t mean that we’re better or worse than others, we’re just different.
But sometimes, being different is exactly what you need in order to shift the fight to your advantage and secure the victory.