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Standing outside Open Guard to Arm Bar

Posted by forlogos on June 15, 2007

This is the technique that we re-drilled in BJJ Class 76.

Boarder starts off outside of Nogi’s open guard

Using speed, Boarder crosses over with his right foot…

… and immediately follows up with his left foot to quickly pass the guard…

…and settle into knee on belly

Nogi reacts by pushing off Boarder’s knee and hipscaping (shrimping) away

However, this action exposes Nogi. Boarder grabs Nogi’s arm near the elbow. Note: It is important that this grab be palm up, not palm down as the pic shows

Boarder steps over Nogi’s head with his left foot…

…and rotates and drops down to finish the armbar. It is better on this step for Boarder to drop down, as if on Nogi’s shoulder, rather than to drop backwards, which will make the armbar very loose and much easier for Nogi to escape. It is important to make sure that the armbar is in nice and tight by Boarders hips and knees

Squeezing his knees together, boarder finishes the armbar using his legs, hips and arms


Posted in BJJ, Guard, Knee-on-belly, passes, Snowboard Instructors, submissions, Techniques | 2 Comments »

side control to triangle

Posted by forlogos on April 23, 2007

Ok, this is the move from BJJ Class 67. It’s really cool because it involves a few baits and traps. As with the other moves I’ve (and will) illustrate, I feel like this move clicked with me and I see myself realistically adding the technique/s to my present game.

Boarder starts in side control.

Here is another view of the same position. Nogi’s inner arm is inside the position and Boarder will have to remove the arm first to make his side control tighter and more secure – harder for Nogi to escape from.

To do this, Boarder switches his base, using his hips to push Nogi’s arm up and out.

Boarder pulls on Nogi’s arm…

…and settles back into side control, with Nogi’s arm outside. Nogi brings his inner leg up and does a figure four. This removes space that Boarder can use and also keeps Boarder from easily mounting.

Boarder sees this and puts his nearest arm through the figure-four and grabs onto Nogi’s outer thigh.

Boarder pushes on Nogi’s legs using his shoulder, driving Nogi’s legs to the floor

In both pictures, Boarder steps his closest leg between both of Nogi’s legs.

Nogi sees that he is about to be mounted, so he defends his position and pushes out on boarders knee…

…but boarder pulls up on the arm…

…and transitions to mount.

Boarder positions his right knee high, just above Nogi’s shoulder. Boarder also starts a choke using his left forearm on Nogi’s neck.

This is the same step as the last pic, just a better picture of it.

In the two pix, Nogi brings his arm in to help defend his neck.

Boarder grabs Nogi’s arm and traps it on Nogi’s chest. Boarder also places his free hand under Nogi’s head.

All (or almost all) at the same time, Boarder leans slightly back, lifts Nogis’s head, and swings his left leg over Nogi’s shoulder…

…and under his head.

Boarder begins a shoulder roll. (It might be best to lock the legs in position before rolling, because an aware opponent will likely posture up and out of the triangle)

The roll is complete. Boarder locks and tightens the triangle.

Boarder finishes Nogi with an armbar…

…or a triangle choke.

Posted in BJJ, Mount, passes, Side Control, Snowboard Instructors, submissions, Techniques | 4 Comments »

Simple spider guard pass

Posted by forlogos on April 18, 2007

As I said back in BJJ Class 64, here is the illustration of the guard pass learned that day.

Boarder gets caught in no-gi’s spider guard. Boarder keeps his posture up

Boarder gets up on his feet and with both hands grabs the the pants of no-gi at the bottom near the ankles. Boarder uses good base so as not to get swept or pulled in

Boarder steps back, still maintaining his base

In one swift motion, boarder pulls on no-gi’s pants, bringing no-gi closer. At the same time boarder raises no-gis legs and stacks him. The swift motion releases no-gi’s grips and footholds. Boarder is in a good position to pass

Boarder passes and settles into side control

Hope I didn’t miss any details, class 64 was about two weeks ago…

And wow, it’s hard working with them toys!! I wonder how long it takes the Robot Chicken people to do their shows

Posted in BJJ, BJJ Class, Guard, passes, Side Control, Snowboard Instructors, Techniques | 5 Comments »