Tuesday, August 30, 2005

BJJ Move #63: Head and Arm Choke from Guard

Guys in your guard often let you get one of their arms across their body with an arm drag. You can use it to take his back or sweep him, as in the last move, or...

WARNING! These techniques could result in serious injury or death if practiced incorrectly or even if performed correctly. They should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.

Head and Arm Choke from Guard:

Your opponent is inside your closed guard leaning against your throat with his right forearm.
With your legs clasped around his body, press him backwards a bit and use your left hand to push his right arm to your right.
Now relax your legs to let him lean forward again and collapse his right arm across his centerline between his body and yours.
Your right arm goes under his right arm and around his neck (past his left ear from the front of his body).
Press your head against the outside of his right shoulder, preventing him from bringing his right arm back out.
Now grab your left biceps with your right hand, place your left palm against your opponent’s forehead, and squeeze your elbows together, press your head into his arm, and push him backward again with your legs for a tight choke.

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