Three great entry points into submission: Ashi garami, Front headlock, Kimura

Three great entry points into submission: Ashi garami, Front headlock, Kimura. The game of Jiu jitsu has a dizzying array of moves, tactics, principles etc and in the hurly burly of sparring or competition it can be very difficult to remember what to do. Whenever confusion reigns - SIMPLIFY. If you are searching for submission in a dynamic and chaotic situation - focus on the three best entry and most accessible entry points that will give you a tight hold on even a very challenging opponent and get you in a position to start threatening submissions. These are ASHI GARAMI, KIMURA and FRONT HEADLOCK. Ashi garami will open up a vast number of sweeps, reversals and leg lock submissions. Kimura will open up submissions via Kimura itself, plus juji gatame arm locks, triangles and sweeps/takedowns. Front headlock will give you Guillotine, Darce, Anaconda strangles (among others) and transitions to the back along with many takedowns. In a chaotic and confusing scramble - stay focused on these three control grips - they are almost always available at some point, and will get on the short cut to submission! Here, Craig Jones, a young master of Ashi garami, gets a deep bite on his opponents leg that points him a situation to attack with leg locks and sweeps and immediately gets his opponent into a defensive mindset.


The three things your opponent just can’t hide in a grappling match

The three things your opponent just can’t hide in a grappling match: Once you come to grips with an opponent you obviously want to hide certain vulnerabilities from each other. No one wants to expose their back obviously and most opponents do a good job reducing back exposure as much as possible. There are three things an opponent will find very difficult to avoid exposing himself to. First is the front headlock. Any time you try to tackle a leg or lower your level, an essential movement in any extended grappling exchange, you become vulnerable to a front head lock. Any time you reach for an opponent, inevitable in any grappling exchange, as you have to grip to begin any form of action, you become vulnerable to KImura. Any time you wisen your base, essential in grappling as no one want to be taken down or swept, you become vulnerable to Ashi garami based leg locks. These three families of submission- strangles from front headlock, kimura and Ashi garami based leg locks; no opponent will be able to totally hide from you in a grappling match that goes longer than a couple of minutes. Make them part of your arsenal. Your opponent can hide many things from you - but he can’t hide those three.


When you can put a strong mans hand behind his back you make him into a weakling

When you can put a strong mans hand behind his back you make him into a weakling: There is a massive difference between the strength of a man whose hands are in front of him and a mans whose hands have been out behind him. There is a reason why police officers cuff dangerous felons with hands behind the back rather than in front - you should adopt the same policy whenever possible as you grapple. Probably the most well known way to do this is through the Kimura lock. Here, a Gordon Ryan does a great job of getting the hand behind the back into a position where effective defense becomes almost impossible. If the hand is allowed to stay in front, you will have to find ways to incorporate your legs into the move or it will degenerate into a contest of strength. The earlier you get the hand behind the back the better. Your opponent will find it very difficult indeed to recover from such a position as this!