The goal in the fight is to achieve the mount because from there we can exhaust and eventually submit our opponent with ease. When you mount an opponent, it is very common for him to reach for your chest or throat during their escape attempt creating the perfect opportunity for the Straight Armlock. The Straight Armlock is a great submission option since it can be applied from so many positions, and since it employs so much leverage it can be used to incapacitate even the largest opponent. In this lesson, you will learn how to apply it from the mount position. We will start from the final control position.
Technical Slices™ 1) Final Control (Preparation Drill) Essential Detail: Use legs to neutralize the head slip, elbow pullout, and full sit-up Most Common Mistake: Ineffective heel squeeze Bad Guy Reminder: Test all three control elements as you try to escape Safety Tip: Do not apply pressure until bad guy has tested all 3 components, squeeze slowly Drill Orders: Start in final control position, neutralize escapes for 10 seconds, apply pressure, reverse roles 2) Standard Variation Indicator: Opponent reaches up for your chest or throat with one or both hands. Essential Detail: Placing all the weight on the bad guy’s chest to enable a full body pivot: hips, shoulders, legs Most Common Mistake: Landing with hips too far from shoulder Drill Orders: Start from mount, 1 repetition, reverse roles 3) Side Variation Indicator: Opponent turns sideways underneath you but does not roll to their knees. Essential Detail: Effective front leg inversion and weight distribution Most Common Mistake: Committing to Armlock too soon (you must first verify that opponent is not rolling to knees) Safety Tip: Avoid kicking your partner in the face with your heel during the spin Drill Orders: Start from mount, 1 repetition, reverse roles
When you establish the clinch, your opponent will get desperate and attempt to grab anything that will make them feel more secure. The Guillotine choke is one of the most common techniques used by unskilled individuals because it is simple and it gives them a feeling of control during the chaos. Although proper clinch positioning should prevent the Guillotine Choke, your opponent may surprise you if your head is too low. In this lesson, you learn need a reliable escape technique.
Technical Slices™ 1) Guillotine Defense Indicator: Opponent catches you in a Guillotine Choke while standing. Essential Detail: Move to the side opposite the choke Most Common Mistake: Weak knee chop and body fold Bad Guy Reminder: Keep your feet in a fixed position to allow your partner to achieve the angle Safety Tip: Control the descent by shuffling your feet north after the chop Drill Orders: Start in the Guillotine Choke, 1 repetition, reverse roles