Move of the Week for 5/14– Lots of good technique this week. Professor Easton demonstrates several critical escapes and attacks as well as the fundamentals of striking.
Rear Choke Def
Here Professor Easton demonstrates two different ways to break a rear choke. The first way is the preferred method. Grab the arm, pull it down and throw your opponent over your shoulder. The second way is only if the first way fails, because it ends with your opponent still standing. But if he won’t go over your shoulder, then at least it breaks the choke.
Mount Top Maintain Mount + Front Chokes + Armbar
This video has a lot of technique in it. First Professor Easton demonstrates how to maintain mount in the face of four different defenses. They’re all pretty self explanatory, but notice the maintain for when the opponent rolls over Make sure your feet are far enough forward to get the hooks when your opponent gets on his knees. The other thing to be careful of is when you go for the armbar, make sure you keep your arm tight so your opponent can’t get his arm in there. One of the basics of BJJ is to eliminate space when attacking, and create space when defending. That principle is clearly seen in this video.
There’s a lot of information in this video as well. Professor Easton demonstrates several different ways to escape the side mount. One of the main things you need to pick up here is the pummel, because that’s what’s going to save you. Also don’t forget to keep your head free.
6 Count Striking
The power in a strike comes from the body, not the arm. As you watch Professor Easton demonstrate the strikes, notice how on every one his hips moves. The only strike where he isn’t turning his foot is the jab, but you’ll see he even extends his shoulder to put more power into it. When you use your whole body into a strike, it’s that much more powerful.
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