I don’t do well at describing. I tend to stick with visual representations. Here are two techniques we went over in class Tuesday. I was bummed up and couldn’t participate so I took video.
The Hip Switch – Side Control to Mount reminds me a lot of the usefulness of Over-Under technique that was shown in two of my last posts “Over-Under Hip Throw” and “North South Arm Bar”. I’m noticing that having a Over-Under setup leads to many different techniques. As I’m typing this I just realized that the Butterfly Sweep we learned at the open house uses it too. I especially like the Hip Switch technique because once you have it you have all the time in the world to work for the mount. As Mark demonstrates you can’t upa out of it.
The Leg Pinch is a classic and can be found on page 190 of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series) by Renzo Gracie. If you don’t have this book and are starting out in BJJ or need to review this is the book to have. I have documented most of the techniques for testing in my posts ”Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt Test Pedro Sauer” and “Pedro Sauer Purple Belt Test”. I add more as I learn them and find them in the book.
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