Closed Guard Taking The back

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  1. Damon B April 8, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Bloody marvelous!

  2. Brian J June 22, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Henry, any chance you could show the “Rickson RNC” from when you flatten them on their stomach? Ty Gay showed a variation on YouTube a few years back and I always wondered about your details. Maybe in the future?

    • zamy y October 25, 2017 at 12:54 am

      It’s in the back system course

    • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Yes I’ll show those details about turning the opponent belly down in the future definitely

  3. Yongchuan P October 17, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Professory, I usually try to do an armdrag when my opponent is resting his elbows on me (when he is in my closed guard). However, most guys are able to defend this by pulling their arm/elbow back in time. Is this just not an efficient way of taking the back? Any tips you have when trying to do this?


    • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      When you pull the arm through you need to focus more on moving your hips to the side instead of just dragging the arm, then you need to lean back and push your belly forward while grabbing their lat to keep their elbow from slipping back through

  4. Daniel H June 14, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Henry, prior to surgery I got really good with this as I personally learned this from you. As I put the leg across his back and weight though my heel, since i won’t ever have the same ankle flexibility I cannot stretch to the toes to the floor. Is just pointing them towards the floor enough, or should I just keep playing with the technique until i find a way to work for me?

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