Position and Submission Principles

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Dominant Position: 1. Maintain 2. Attack
Inferior Position: 1. Defend 2. Escape

Guard:

  • Primarily designed for defense
  • Know your distancing
  • Don’t overuse closed guard
  • Legs primary, arms secondary
  • Maintain hip mobility at all costs

Side Control Escapes:

  • Underhook is king
  • Reversal/To the knees/Re-guard

Mount Escapes:

  • Keep opponents hands busy
  • 4 Corners weekpoint awareness
  • Reversal/re-guard

Turtle Position:

  • Temporary position only

Top Dominant:

  • Learn proper weight distribution
  • Pressure is subordinate to flow

Chokes:

  • Structure before squeeze
  • Blood chokes!
  • Trachea/cranks by accident or desperation

Submissions:

  • Isolate, set-up, apply
  • Application must be almost effortless