Creating Distance & Staying Clear of the Arms

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  1. Ahmed Y March 26, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Hi ya Henry

    How do you prevent the opponent from collapsing your knee shield?

    • Henry A March 30, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      The more you open the angle of the knee the harder it is to collapse, try using a knee sheild that keeps your knee by their same side shoulder, it will make it extremely hard to collapse

  2. Jeffrey S April 30, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Are you leaving yourself open for ankle locks?

    • Henry A June 19, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      Ankle lock is not something that happens in one movement, they need to grab the ankle, put a knee inside sit back, fall to their side, if I let all those things happen then yes I’m exposed for ankle lock, but as soon as they try to grab I’m already reacting, hard for them to pull off the next 3 steps…

  3. Wagner V June 13, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I have the same doubt about the ankle lock vulnerability but I believe that Henry will explain how to do the same movement and prevent from an ankle lock at the same time in another lesson.

    • Henry A June 15, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      I talk about the ankle lock in my open guard module and show defenses and escapes :)

  4. zamy y October 3, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Could you please explain how to adress the estima footlock?

    • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      step 1. Don’t put your foot in by the belly :) That’s why I keep my foot on the outside hooking the body not inside

  5. seph l November 15, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Could you explain more on what is happening with the leg on the hip?for instance is it pushing away or is it just there as a blocker? how are you using it when you have the knee shield established? Is see it as a weapon for striking but how about as a submission setup or support for the shield?

  6. James S January 10, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    I have had great success with this guard preventing direct pressure passing. Now my training partners have been trying to go around it with torreando or other speed based passes after backing away and standing up. could you do a module on dealing with this?

  7. seph l April 16, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    I’m also curious on how you defend the toehold for the kneeshield side foot, I’ve been caught several times now as I extend away for distance.

  8. Chester S August 20, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I only noticed in the past few days that Kron Gracie does this leg position. Rafa Mendes does this too. I noticed Rafa doing it vs Jake Shields while rolling no gi. I’ve also seen Xande teach it in an online seminar. He calls the foot on the hip a “pedal”.

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