Friday, June 15, 2012
BRUNO TAKES WHAT HE WANTS - YOUR ARM.
Breaking someones death grip is not fun. Quite frankly it sucks. Your great position and potential for submission becomes a battle of heart and strength that often times leads to you giving up position or in scramble. The best word to describe it could be frustration.
That's why I've always been a fan of the thigh smash to the face, yes it's rather non-technical and semi caveman-like, but it works well. Now my goal is to be as technical as possible (and so should yours) so try to avoid matching your opponents efforts to keep his grip, and beat him with easy and efficiency.
Check out Gracie Barra Black Belt Bruno Fernandes' version of the arm bar grip break. He shows us a nice variation that I haven't seen in the past. So hit play, learn the technique and try it out on the mats tonight. If if doesn't work than just go back to your good old face smash or big toe in the ear.