Twisting Arm Control - Armbar Finish

If they punch at you from the bottom of the Mount, as we mentioned in the previous episode, you can do the Twisting Arm Control. However, in this variation, we will do the Armbar, instead.

After you have established the Twisting Arm Control, you push their arm a little more forward to make space for your other hand to sneak in and grab your own wrist. Once you have that, loop your arm around to the outside of their head. Put your weight down on your hands, walk your foot up under their arm, swing your back leg around, have a seat and lay back, and execute the Armbar. Remember, hold by the wrist, keep their thumb side up, and bring their arm towards your lower shoulder. Bridge those hips as you pull their arm down!

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Twisting Arm Control - Back Mount with Rear Naked Choke Finish

We have to remember that in a street fight, chances are good that the attacker is bigger, stronger, heavier, more athletic, and more aggressive than we are. Given that, it is entirely possible that, even after Mounting them, they might try to punch at us from the bottom.

This is a great opportunity to do the Twisting Arm Control. We deflect their right punching arm, and grab the wrist with our right hand, Then we put our chest on their elbow to pin it momentarily. Then we bring our left hand under their neck, and pass their wrist to our left hand.  Then we place our right hand on the ground, and go into a modified Mount. We then place our right hand on the back of their elbow/tricep. From there we do four things at one time:
-We pull their wrist with our left hand
-We push their elbow/tricep with our right hand
-We posture upward
-We swivel our left leg out like a kickstand on a bicycle

BONUS - We drive our hip into their back!

From there, we punch them in the face to get them to give their back. They turn around and get on their knees, and we take their back, and then end up on the ground, where we end with a Strong Side Rear Naked Choke.

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Elbow Escape - Hook Removal

In a situation where you are not only Mounted, but also, your legs are grapevined, and you try to Trap and Roll them, but their arm is too stiff, you can do an Elbow Escape, and put them into your Guard.

But first! You must remove their grapevined hooks around your legs. To get rid of the first one, simply lift your leg up and to the outward angle. Then take that freed leg, with the foot, push the foot of your attacker's other leg downward to the ground to free your other leg.

From there, you do the standard Elbow Escape.

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Trap & Roll - Headlock With Hook Removal

Well, through some bad luck, you got Mounted. This time, they have you in a Headlock, with their legs grapevined into yours! 

So, we will use the Trap & Roll technique to get out of this bottom position, however, we'll have to do a few key things:

1. We have to get rid of one of the grapevines. We do that by extending our leg to the outside angle. The leg to untangle is the one opposite to their headlock.
2. To their headlocking arm, we have to put our head firmly on the ground, and with our arm, pull down on their bicep, making sure they can't take their arm out. 
3. We also have to make sure we are hugging their back with our other arm, to maintain closeness (staying safe from punches).

From here, we shoot our hugging arm upwards, push off of the freed foot, and bridge up ward and roll towards the headlocked side, and get them over us!

When we finish, we hug their hips with our elbows, and put our head down sideways on their abdomen (stay safe from punches).

What is interesting is that you only need to undo one grapevine, because their other grapevine is actually trapping THEIR OWN LEG!! 

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Double Leg Take Down on Conservative Opponent

The fight is on. Of course, you DID NOT start it! They are advancing towards you, but not committing to any type of attack. We decide to get this over with, so on their 3rd advance towards you, you punch high, and then right away, change levels, and take their legs, just like you did in the Double Leg Take Down against an Aggressive Opponent.

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Clinch on Conservative Opponent

If in a street fight situation, your opponent is moving towards you, but never commits to an attack, and the altercation is indeed on, then it's time to do the Conservative Clinch.

After 2 steps towards you, on the third one, you shoot in with your arms covering your face (with a  little hole to see) in case a strike might come, bash into their chest, then clinch them. Right Arm around their back, left hand grabbing the right wrist to secure it. Be sure to keep your head against their chest, and your hips in close. Keep your legs apart and knees slightly bent, maintaining a stable base that allows for movement. Do not cross your feet. 

After you establish a solid clinch, you wait for one of the indicators on how you will take them to the ground.

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Standing Armbar

If someone extends their arm violently towards you, as in a push or a choke, you can lock their elbow in a Standing Armbar.

As they extend their arm to you, grab it with both hands, pull it, step back with one foot, and then the other. While you are taking that second step, turn their arm over (elbow side up), and wrap it under your arm. They should end up with their elbow under your armpit.

Once you have that position, pull their arm up, as you drive your ribs into their elbow, almost creating a c-shape with your side. 

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Side Mount Elbow Escape - Knee Drive Variation

If they managed to Side Mount you, they will most likely want to get on top of you in the Mounted position. One way they do that is by staying low to hold you down, and slide their shin/knee across your abdomen, and then plant their knee down.

In that moment that their knee touches the ground, that's when you take your elbow and push their other leg up and slide your leg out to wrap over theirs. From there, it all the steps for the Elbow Escape.

It is that moment when their knee touches the ground that their other leg for a split second becomes light. When it is light, that's when you push it down and slide your leg out. If you wait too long, you missed the opportunity. 

So timing is the important piece, here. 

Side note - so let's say you missed the timing, and they have Mounted on you. Do you remember what to do? Try to Trap & Roll, and if that doesn't work, use one of the Elbow Escape techniques from the Mount. So, there's always something you can do. 

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Headlock Escape 2: Punch-Block

They got you in a headlock on the ground. Their head is in too close to do the frame escape. So, we know that we'll have to do the Leg Hook Escape. Well, hold on, they are throwing punches!

So first thing to do is to stay safe from punches. 
Once you block the punch, you have to pin their arm. 
After you pin their arm, grab onto their shoulder, hook your leg over, and make your way over onto the Modified Mount. Sure, you're still in the headlock, but you're in the top position. And you already know what to do from here - either set up to take the back, or break the grip and do an armbar.

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Elevator Sweep! Sweep the...whole body, Johnny!

You have them in Guard Stage 1, they decide to post on one foot and smash down on you like a wrestler! A very crushing and super uncomfortable place to be.
When they post on their foot, though, the create the opportunity for you to do an Elevator Sweep!
Uncross your legs, push off of their legs with your legs to shrimp outward to the right. You do this so that you can swivel your right leg around and get your foot under the back of their knee. You also drop your left leg by theirs. You also hug their arm of the shoulder that bearing down on you. You also snake your right arm under their left.

Once you have all that set up, lift with your right arm and right leg/foot, and chop inward with your left leg on their leg, and make sure to hold onto that arm that you are hugging. Do all of that at once, as you turn over. 

And now you are on top, in Mount position! 

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Headlock Escape 1 - Super Lock!

When you are on the bottom, and they've headlocked you, you first go for the standard Frame Escape. Generally, that will break the grip. But sometimes, their grip is so tight, that the Frame Escape just won't break it. In that case, we use the Super Lock Escape!

When you go for the standard Frame Escape, and they keep holding on, you will create movement. They will topple over. All you have to do is go with the momentum of their topple! As they go down, use your hands for base, get your knees behind them. Then, bring your lower hand (in relation to their head) over and block their legs. Then, step over. And then, pull your foot in, and voila! You are in the Headlock Counter position, from which you can punch and take the back, or break the grip and do an armbar. Either way, you have the top position, and are now in control.

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Shrimp Escape - Punch-Block Version

In a street fight, if the opponent has you in Side Mount, what they are most likely doing is trying to hold you down to eventually strike at you. 
So when they have you in Side Mount, double down! Hold them in close and tight! They will actually not like that, because now you are controlling them! So, quite naturally, they will want to posture up to punch you. In that moment that they pull their arm back to strike, they create a little space. When that space is created, that is when you do the Shrimp and Shoot Shrimp Escape.

So really, this technique is mostly the Shrimp Escape - Shrimp and Shoot variation. The only difference is that they are in closer, and you are holding them down into you, and waiting for them to make the move to try to hit you. 

You do have to practice patience, and the ability to react at the right time. So definitely learn to recognize when the space is made for you to Shrimp and Shoot. 

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Triangle Choke Forced!

After putting them in the Guard Stage 1, there's a chance that they might not do anything at all. But, they won't give up either. So in this case, we make them give up, by forcing them into the Triangle Choke.

The arm we use to wrap their arm now comes on top of their neck for head control. We use the other arm's forearm to insert into their arm. 
We uncross our legs, and the feet momentarily go to the ground. In one motion, we shrimp and push on their arm at the same time. We do this to create space, and insert our knee. Right after we do that, we put the other leg on their back. Now we are officially in the Triangle 1.5 Setup position. from there, the steps are the same as before:
-Extend your shin, while sliding your grip down to their wrist
-Bring that leg over their should and cross your ankles, now you're in Triangle Setup position.
-Stay safe from punches by keeping your hands up and out.
-Bridge your hips, bring their arm across their neck with both your hands.
-Then one hand grabs the top of the head.
-Put your foot on their hip.
-Wiggle back, pushing off of them, as your other leg clamps to the side of their neck.
-Grab your ankle.
-Replace your hand that grabbed your ankle with your other leg
-Both hands go to the top of their head
-Apply 3 points of pressure - squeeze your thighs, bridge your hips, and pull down with your hands.

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Kimura Rider

From Stage 1 of the Guard, they decide to post their hands on the ground to get up. At that point, you ride with them for a moment, then you release, post on your foot and elbow, reach over, grab your own wrist and at the same time grab their wrist with your other hand.
Push off of your feet to lie down, and that will bring them down.
Then put your foot in between their legs for a brief leg trap, and scoot your hips and shoulders to make you sideways. Once you are there, crank their arm to the floor, or until they tap.  Keep their elbow in close to your chest. 

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Armbar From The Mount

In a street fight, if you've Mounted your attacker, there's a good chance that they will try to push you off with a bench-press type of push. When they do, make sure to do the High Swim first.

After they've done a few of those and are getting a little tired, they may have one last go at it. It is at that moment where you could take their arm and do an Armbar.

The key thing is to put your hands together, isolate an arm, and turn your fingers 90 degrees toward the direction you want to go. 
Put your weight down on your hands, on their chest, invert your leg (that is the same direction where your fingers are pointing), keep your hips low, and swing your back leg around.

You land on your bottom, staying in close, and finish with the Armbar. Be sure to grab the wrist, bring their hand thumb side up, towards the south, lift your hips, and pull down on their wrist. Be sure to keep your legs heavy so they can't easily push your legs off.

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Armbar - Side Variation

You're Mounted on them, and for a moment, nothing is happening. So you decide to create some movement in order to bring this altercation to an end. You strike the face, and they roll to their side, to which you do the Modified Mount, just like in Take the Back.

But unlike Take the Back, instead of them rolling all the way to their knees, they stop on their side. No problem, this is where we can do an Armbar, especially when they're covering your head to protect from your strikes. 

Just hook their top arm with your further-away arm, and pin your hand to your shoulder, to trap their arm. Once you do that, just follow the same steps for the Armbar that you did for the Headlock Counter. And that is to:
-Press down on their head with your other hand
-Walk your front foot up under their bottom armpit
-Swing your back leg around
-Execute the Armbar - pull down on their wrist, push hips up. 
Make sure their arm is south, with the thumb side up.

Partners, again, please make sure to tap, and people doing the technique, go slowly, and respect the tap.

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Headlock Counter With Armbar Finish

So you have Mounted them. They try to roll you off with a headlock. We know how to keep the position by going into the Modified Mount. 
In an earlier video, we showed how we can Take the Back and end with a Rear Naked Choke. 

However, in this video, we show how to end in an Armbar. First, we have to break their grip. We do that by creating a frame with our forearm, and press it into their neck as we lean forward and pop our head upward. Then, we take the arm that was around our neck, and pin it with our own head, and our far arm. 

From there, we place our other hand on their head, walk up our front foot under their arm pit, open that leg's knee, and swing our back leg around, in front of their neck, as we sit down. We then slide our grip down to their wrist, putting their thumb side up, bringing their arm south (in the direction toward our far shoulder. Keep the legs strong on them, make sure you are in tight, simultaneously raise your hips and pull down on their arm. 

Your training partner needs to tap, as this is an arm breaking technique. As soon as you feel your partner tap, release. Of course, in a street fight, you have to use your judgment on whether or not to break their arm. 

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Americana Standard

We've done the Neck Hug version of the Americana or Figure 4 or American Key Lock submission.

Now we're doing it from the Mount, where we are postured upright. We are wanting to control the situation, so we set up the lock with striking their face. They will invariably bring their arms up to protect themselves, and that's when we take their arm and lock it up. 

We pin the arm to the ground, and then go through the steps.
Don't forget to put the leg hook in, otherwise they could roll you off.

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Heel Drag Elbow Escape

They got the Mount on us, unfortunately. So, we try to Trap and Roll, doesn't work, we can't wrap their arm. We try to Elbow Escape, it doesn't work either, because they stiffened their leg. We try to do the Fish Hook Elbow Escape, but that doesn't work either, because they kept their knee on the ground and lifted their shin!

So this is when we need the Heel Drag version of the Elbow Escape. What we do is we take the leg that just attempted the Fish Hook and lasso that around their shin, and pull their leg with our leg. Simultaneously, we push down on that leg with our left hand. 

This creates the space we need to bring our left leg through and do the standard Elbow Escape. If you need a breakdown on the steps for an Elbow Escape, please go back to that video, and check out the description.

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Rear Clinch From A Guillotine Attempt!

They punched at us, we clinched them. They're flailing around desperately trying to get out. At this point, we know if:

-they stop moving, we do the Leg Hook Take Down.
-they try to push off of us and break our grip by scooting back, we Pull Guard.
-they try to punch us, we do the Body Fold Take Down.

In this case, they desperately try to wrap our neck with some sort of Guillotine attempt. Or just even to get their arm up and around our head. 

Easy.

We just pop our heads up against their arm, turn the corner, and get tot their back for a Rear Clinch!

The key thing is to bring your head up, like a turtle popping its head out of its shell, and keep your head close, as you turn the corner for the Rear Clinch. 

Remember, in the Rear Clinch, we hold the S-Grip. Also remember to keep your head down on the lower part of their spine. And also remember to keep your hips away. You will not hold this position for more than 3 seconds. After 3 seconds are up, you must execute the Rear Take Down.

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