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  1. Patrick J December 13, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    20 years of very intermittent success with this was cured by your approach. Thank you.

  2. Charles F December 24, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    When I turn my shoulders away to an angle and then my leg comes under the armpit, when I bite down and try to come around with the outside leg, my opponent kept falling down on his back. He could not post out with the trapped arm. I was in the arm bar position from the opponent laying flat on his back. Am I doing something wrong? Is my opponent trying to flop to get a foul like in basketball?

    • Henry A January 27, 2017 at 7:53 am

      If you are still ending up with the armbar with the opponent on their back then this is better for you!

  3. Siam S January 8, 2017 at 10:12 am

    What is useful action for the “free” arm/hand? Collar or head control? Grip on the pants to improve the hip turn?
    And another question: is it more an active hip move (turn the hips) or the intentional movement of the legs, that you focus on getting technique, because often if i ” start with” legs to bite high in the armpit, i’m blocked by the opponents “free” ellbow, so i cannot turn properly. I hope didn’t complicate things. ????

    • Henry A January 17, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      WI think the free arm you can do either, head control or hand in the collar so you can also threaten the cross collar choke. For me it’s all almost one movement with the legs and hips. My legs uncross and my hips immediately shift to the side to wrap around around the arm while my leg bitespecially high under the armpit and my other legs is circling around the head. That’s the fastest way to do it, all one movement basically. If his free arm is pushing down on my leg preventing me from biting underneath the armpit I won’t go for the armlock, a better option is to pass that leg over the arm and shoulder and go for the triangle instead.

  4. Siam S July 25, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Hi again,
    Do you use the elbows on the ground to push the hips up?

  5. joseph e May 17, 2018 at 8:10 am

    This has been much easier in the gi for me when threatening with the cross collar choke on higher belts. When I try this in no gi on those same guys they shut it down much easier because I have a hard time distracting them. Do you ever pull down on the head to break posture and encourage them to push off of you to set it up? Thanks!!

  6. Sean M December 5, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Professor Henry, I really appreciate this.
    Thank you,
    Sean

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