Maintaining The Back Using The Legs

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  1. Keegan Y September 14, 2017 at 10:35 am

    This is awesome and so subtle (had you not pointed it out so clearly)! Definitely gonna be drilling this this weekend!

    • Henry A September 15, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Glad you like Keegan! Yes it is super subtle, like a lot of things, usually I have to over exaggerate the movement so people can actually see what I’m doing

  2. Bobby H September 14, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Henry, most schools advocate sticking your head tight next to the other persons head to help maintain the chest to back control from the back, would you use this in conjunction with this leg control or is it not necessary? I know this video is showing a drill for the lower body I’m just curious if in a full back attack would you be closer (head to head) I noticed in the attacking the neck with both arms video you didn’t have your head glued to the side of the other persons either, is that because it would give you less space to work for the choke? Many thanks.

    • Henry A September 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      Hi Bobby people do that because they feel it’s necessary for control but the control they use is the seat belt grip so the head is always opposite side of choking arm, because I attack with both arms either way they go they are going into the choke, once I secure my arm under the chin and around the neck I can glue my head to the side of theirs for control but it’s because most people don’t know how to drive with the back of the head to get their head to the right side, which I show in this course

      • Keegan Y September 16, 2017 at 11:32 am

        Henry, so would you choose to just forego the head on the side of their head altogether and just try to lock up the Choke (be it the RNC or Bow and Arrow) instead?

        That’s what I’ve been doing (with much success) but would be interested to know if that is also your approach (if I’m on the right track?).

  3. Mustafa A September 14, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    What do you do if they explode to face you and get into your closed guard?

    • Henry A September 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      Pretty hard to do that because my heels are also biting in. The pinch and bite make it extremely difficult for someone to just “explode” and turn to face me, that works better when you are not tight with your legs

  4. John Taylor September 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    True invisible connection Jui-jitsu. Brilliant πŸ€™πŸ»….

  5. Carl C October 2, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Henry, one word describes this course, Awesome!!

  6. Eddie W April 16, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    GAME CHANGER πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ Thank you!!! From day one, I’ve always had trouble with my bottom hook being removed, their back going to the ground, and me fighting to remount. Not anymore!

  7. Robert F April 20, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    What about getting hooks in?

    • Yongchuan P January 15, 2020 at 8:32 pm

      If the hands are attacking, the base for the guy on the back is much weaker right, since he won’t be able to post on the mat. How do we get good base when attacking then?

  8. Wilson S January 13, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    This is Brilliant! So much minuscule details, make so much different.

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