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Cradle from Side Control

If you find yourself stuck on top side control with nothing going on, the cradle might be the solution to your problems. I have been inspired as of late to use the cradle more often, as I have some new variations from Robert Drysdale on the cradle. So I have been exploring the concept more […]

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Smashing the Open Guard with the Cradle

* I apologize about the audio, will do a better job of keeping the noise down next time 🙂 * I am a big fan of using pins to advance positions, and there is no better place for pins than wrestling. It is the ultimate goal of wrestling, and they have centuries of experience. BJJ […]

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How To Do A No Gi Uchi Mata

I asked Mark Lajhner of MMAcoach.net to show us how to do an Uchi Mata in a No Gi environment. The Uchi Mata is a powerful judo throw, often used as a counter throw. Mark is the founder of Kaizen MMA in Belgrade, Serbia, and has an extensive martial arts background. He goes into great […]

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Trade Your Foot For Their Knee

Sometimes you have to give a little to get a little. In this case, when they go after you ankle you can let them have it as you attack their knee for a nasty Knee Compression Lock. This hold can be devastating, so once again practice caution. The key here is to make sure you “turn […]

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Sneaky Heel Hook Counter to the Achilles Hold

This next counter is a sneaky heel hook that will surprise the novice leg locker. Just be careful, as it is just as dangerous as a regular heel hook. Depending on your partners leg position, it can be either an inside or outside heel hook. Great for making people bail out on the ankle lock, […]

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Butt Scoot Your Way Out Of Ankle Locks

The next Achilles Hold escape I will be showing is the butt scoot escape. This is a good way of countering when the opponent falls over your ankle (sideways), and will get you out of danger and can get you into top side control. This escape also works great for heel hooks too.

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The Fastest Ankle Lock Escape

The next escape for the Achilles Hold is the Heel Twist. It is a simple escape that can be done quickly when the hold is first captured that will leave you on top position ready to counter.

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Achilles Hold Counters – Standing Up

The Achilles Hold or Straight Ankle Lock is one of the most basic leg locks that one can learn. That being the case, being well versed in all of it’s escapes and counters is a good idea. 🙂 So for the next few videos, I will be going over how to escape and counter the […]

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The Russian Shoulder Slam

This is another wrestling technique that is used often from the Russian 2-1 tie up. One of my team mates, Victor Raphael, used to smash a lot of shoulders back in high school with this move, even dislocated an opponent’s shoulder! So be cautious when using this move. I take it easy when demonstrating this, […]

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The Standing Reverse Kimura Throw

I learned this throw back from my wrestling days in high school under coach Tirso Valls. We used to set this up from a Russian 2-1 tie up, but it can also be combined with the standing arm lock for a sneaky combination. You do not need to be a good thrower to execute this […]

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