Before I came in for my first real class, I went on a Google-quest to understand levers and added this page to my favorites. I was determined to learn as much as possible behind this leverage based martial art.
There are multiple reasons that I love this video over at The Part Time Grappler. The first is that I'm a conceptual learner. Drilling is great for getting my muscle memory going, but as far as understanding jiu jitsu? I need the big picture stuff.
I get that I need to "look into the ear" when finishing a triangle, but I always want to know why I'm doing something and I've seldom heard this addressed specifically from the perspective of leverage.
I absolutely love the armbar escape...if anyone knows how to modify it to get out of a situation where both legs are across the body (that move counts for about 50% of the instances I get submitted)...PLEASE let me know.
I am a conceptual learner as well. That armbar escape works the same way when both legs are across the torso. The key is turning your thumb down and rolling over the opposite shoulder. Be careful when you come up because a lot of people will look for a triangle there.
hmmm...yeah...because they still have control at that arm.
Look for "hitchhiker escape" when you youtube it. It's a high risk move because to get the time to do it, you have to actually straighten your arm all the way, which worsens your situation... also, keep your legs low and parallel to the ground when you walk around...
I LOVE this video! In fact I taught a whitebelt this lesson today! Muahahaha...
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