Holiday Von Flue Choke

 

Happy Holidays everyone! I had a member of my special Mind Blown Club ask me what some of my biggest learning for the year have been. One of the amazing things about life and Jiu-Jitsu is you never stop learning and there's always more room to grow and improve.

Besides the Matt Jones footlock which we did a long video on and is included in the Hidden Jiu-Jitsu VIP section, this is one of my favorite new techniques I've been playing around with.  It is a very simple set up for the Von Flue choke that makes it extremely difficult to get out.

For those that have seen my cross-side escapes series, I'm really big on establishing an under-hook so I can get back to my knees and go for a take down. Lots of times though, people will grab my neck to attempt a Guillotine. By blocking their knees and taking them down not only end up on top but we have this super simple finish!

It's a great technique any time you end up cross side and they have your head wrapped for a Guillotine. I also...

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Hidden Jiu Jitsu Featured on Jiu Jitsu Mag 360

Wow! Jiu Jitsu Magazine came out with an incredible new app that's taking digital magazines to the next level! It's called "Jiu Jitsu Mag 360" and you can download it on iTunes and Google Play store for FREE!

The app is FREE to download and the first digital issue is also FREE! It features TONS of free videos and unique 360 degree views on techniques.

I'm honored to be one of the featured articles in the first issue.

The word LEVERAGE gets thrown around a lot in Jiu-Jitsu but it is just one small element that helps us to be able to over come bigger stronger opponents.

What is also important to understand is proper body mechanics, how we can engage the larger stronger muscles in our body to do the work of smaller muscles and how to use the whole body as one for maximum efficiency.

Another element that helps us deal with strength is angles. Understanding the proper angle to engage our opponent where they are weak not strong. We never want to fight strength, we want to use it against...

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Update: Mount Attacks Technique Video

This is a very simple and fast arm lock for when your opponent tries to escape the mount by throwing his legs around your torso.

You just slide your body up and around whichever arm you want to take and make sure your knee slides over and past the head keeping your knees pinched tight.

Trust me, after getting caught a few times with this your training partners will realize there is a reason why people say pushing when mounted is not a good idea.

Arm Lock from the High Mount Escape

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