Your most important task from the bottom of the guard is to avoid all knockout punches. Depending on what your opponent does from within your guard, there are many techniques you can use to reverse the position or win the fight. One situation in which your opponent is vulnerable for a sweep is when they stand up directly over you to throw punches from within the guard. The Double Ankle sweep is a premium example of how leverage and timing can overcome size and strength. In this lesson you will learn two variations of this powerful sweep.
Technical Slices™ 1) Knee Thrust Variation Indicator: Opponent stands up with their feet very close to your hips. Essential Detail: Simultaneously grabbing the ankles and thrusting the knees Most Common Mistake: Letting go of the head too soon Bad Guy Reminder: Stand tall with your feet very close to your partner’s hips Safety Tip: Keep your head from hitting the ground during the sweep Drill Orders: Start from Stage 1, 1 repetition, reverse roles 2) Stand up in Base (Preparation Drill) Essential Detail: Knee must go outside the elbow Most Common Mistake: Hands comes off the ground before foot is planted Drill Orders: Start sitting (solo), 5 repetitions on each side 3) Kick Variation Indicator: Opponent is too tall for the Knee Thrust Variation to be effectively applied. Essential Detail: Keep control of the head until the opponent is completely standing Most Common Mistake: Attempting to go directly to the mount Bad Guy Reminder: Be sure to stand up with your hips high to provoke the Kick Variation Safety Tip: When sitting up after the sweep (bad guy) be sure to keep your hands off the ground to avoid injury Drill Orders: Start from Stage 1, use Kick Variation as primary or backup option, reverse roles
Guillotine Choke (Guard Pull Variation) -
In a street fight, your opponent will most likely try to defeat you using one of two methods: 1) knock you out while standing, or 2) tackle you and then knock you out on the ground. You have already learned how to establish the clinch if they attempt to knock you out while standing. If instead, they try to tackle you, you should resort immediately to the Guillotine Choke. In this lesson you will learn the Basic Application first, and then you will learn the two variations that you’d most likely use on the streets.
Technical Slices™ 1) Basic Application (Preparation Drill) Essential Detail: Hips forward and shoulders back during squeeze Most Common Mistake: Loose initial wrap Safety Tip: Tighten neck muscles for protection Drill Orders: Start standing, 1 repetition on each side, reverse roles 2) Standing Variation Indicator: Opponent attempts to tackle you. Essential Detail: Sprawl out until the choke is fully secure then stand up to apply pressure Most Common Mistake: Trying to apply pressure from the sprawled position Bad Guy Reminder: Continue driving during the tackle Drill Orders: Start standing, neutralize tackle, apply choke, reverse roles 3) Guard Pull Variation Indicator: Opponent effectively resists the Standing Variation. Essential Detail: High guard and full body extension during squeeze Most Common Mistake: Loose neck control during the transition to guard Bad Guy Reminder: Tighten up your neck muscles and post your hands out during the fall Safety Tip: Squat and shoot your hips far back to avoid knee to groin Drill Orders: Start in the standing Guillotine position, pull guard, apply pressure, reverse roles