Wednesday, April 4, 2012
MORE BASICS YOU MUST MASTER: ARMBAR FROM SIDE CONTROL (FEAT. DENIS KANG).
How many times do you hear people explaining how important basics and fundamentals are to anyone's Jiu Jitsu game? Answer: All the time. We all want to be that smooth as silk grappler who pulls off seemingly impossible transitions leading to ridiculously embarrassing submission (for our opponents, of course). And, we see the pros do that kind of thing at big tournaments like the Pans this past weekend ... and we feel entitled to do them ourselves. But, we shouldn't.
There is no submission without good balance, weight distribution, hips escapes, grips, understanding of joint manipulation. And, there should be no berimbolo or tornado sweep or any submission requiring a shoulder roll or inversion without a first mastering the basic submissions (i.e., armbar, triangle, collar and rear naked choke and kimura) from the traditional positions. At least, that's what I think.
Now, watch Denis Kang show you how it's done with an airtight method for armbar from side control. This should work with or without the gi.