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  1. zamy y October 19, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Hi Henry,

    do we have for a better effectiveness (like for the kimura unit1), to make sure that our forearm is just behind elbow ?

    Sorry for my english

    • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      for Americana drag the elbow down and yes by the elbow helps but dragging the arm down is more important, also I don’t go too much by the elbow because if they turn hard and the elbow comes out, you lose the attack

  2. Juristian A February 20, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Hi Henry, I have a problem with Americana when my opponent raise both their elbows so that his forearm is blocking my chest and throat area.

    That way my chest cannot be on top of his chest, but block by his forearms. Please help. Thanks

  3. Rudy R March 22, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Hi Henry, when the opponent tries to escape by pushing our tricep/armpit area with his free arm, how do maintain our cross side control?

  4. Matt T May 7, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Hey Henry, I can never finish the Americana because no matter what I do, I can’t stop the person from bridging and straightening their arm while scooting their body down. I realize it gives me a good position to mount or straight armlock but sometimes I really want to finish an Americana and it. never. Works.

  5. John B June 16, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Hi Henry, I have the same problem as Juristian above when my opponent frames his forearms on my chest and stomach to keep me up off of him, and then he can direct me north or south and I lose control. How would you counter that?

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