Kneebar to Toe Hold

I love submissions that I can chain together. One of my favorite side control series is the Kimura to Straight Arm Bar to Americana series. I think this is one of the reasons why I gravitated towards Leg Locks. If for whatever reason I can't seem to hit the first move in my chain, I don't freak out … Continue reading Kneebar to Toe Hold

Ryan Hall Rolling Back Attack

Last month at 10th Planet Van Nuys we worked on the twister roll from twister side control.  The twister roll is one of my favorite ways to get the twister. Recently though I have found myself using the twister roll as a means to take my opponents back. In the video below grappling ace Ryan … Continue reading Ryan Hall Rolling Back Attack

Side Control to the Mount

In the video below Rener Gracie breaks down the mount technique that we have been drilling in Coach Alder Hampel's class this week at 10th Planet Van Nuys. In the video Rener stresses the importance of stretching out your opponent's legs prior to hip switching. This part of the mount is crucial in avoiding being … Continue reading Side Control to the Mount