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16 December 2014

16/12/2014 - Artemis BJJ | Open Mat | Seated Guard & Submission Counter to Double Underhook Pass

Class #615
Artemis BJJ (Bristol Sports Centre/MyGym), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 16/12/2014

Continuing with the Ryan Hall material from yesterday, Chris and I did a bunch of positional sparring from seated guard. The important thing is to switch sides rather than getting too static, going for stuff instead of just maintaining. I was pushing for the ankle pick sweep, which worked a few times, though it also morphed into a sloppy single leg at several points too. I'm also still trying to pull in for that loop choke, but without much luck. I need to work on securing that more firmly, as well as shoving their head into position.

In the midst of working on Chris's defence to the double-underhook pass, he showed me an interesting submission he'd seen somewhere (I think he said a de la Riva guy taught it to him?) They are going for the double underhook pass, you block them in the standard way by shoulder walking back and hooking your feet under their thighs. That means their arms are now wrapped by your legs. Grab their sleeve and pull it up, then press down with your leg. That results in a weird pressure on your upper arm. It feels a bit like a kimura, but the pressure isn't quite on the shoulder. Seems to work though.

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