Secondary Arm Defense

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  1. Hugh N August 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Henry, first of all this method of using posture works like a charm. I was just wondering if this also helps stop those rubber guard specialists from getting high guard on you? I haven’t had a chance to go against a rubber guard expert yet. Thanks.

  2. Craig N November 30, 2017 at 7:00 am

    Amazing level of details. And this is coming from a LONG TIME student of a Rickson Gracie black belt.

  3. Michael H February 21, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    All of the reasoning here made sense. I’ve never taught to use the elbow and body weight to open guard before. I’m not sure why I was never taught to use leverage like this in any of the jiu jitsu lessons.

    • Michael H February 21, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      was* never taught…

  4. Patrick J February 23, 2018 at 9:40 am

    This is awesome!

  5. Mark S April 2, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Hi Henry – when you’re using the left arm to break the crossed ankles/guard, does the technique need to be modified depending on whether the opponent is crossing his left ankle over his right (vs right ankle over his left ankle)? Thx!

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