Knee Bar From Side Control

Many opportunities for submissions become available when you control your opponent from a dominant position. This is particularly true when the opponent tries to escape your control or block your attempts at improving your position. From side control, the person on bottom will commonly position their leg in such a…

Lapel Choke From Side Control

From the top position in side control, there are a wide array of submission holds you can use to finish an opponent. As you gain experience, you will begin to see more submission opportunities as they arise based on the movements of your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion…

Pressing Arm Lock From Side Control

Another method for attacking the elbow joint is to immobilize the wrist and press down on the elbow with both hands. This straight arm lock can be applied from various positions, and it works best when the opponent’s arm is in a vulnerable position across your shoulder. In this lesson,…

Samurai Choke From Knee On Stomach Position

The knee on stomach position is an advantageous position which allows the person on top to apply great downward pressure on an opponent. Often, this pressure will provoke reactions that become opportunities for submission attacks. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Takeo Tani demonstrates how to apply the…