Straight Arm Bar from Face Push

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  1. John W November 16, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Henry, when you lean back to let him stretch the arm for the armlock are you ever worried about your opponent catching your head with his legs? We have a gumby type guy at our school and it’s amazing how he can catch your head in that type of position.

    • Henry A November 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

      It can happen but if they do I just transition to north south and its hard for them to hold my head or stretch me off with the legs

      • John W November 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm


        • Henry A January 27, 2017 at 7:18 am

          Sorry the question mark doesn’t communicate to me, if you don’t understand my reply , I transition to the north south position with chest to chest. But usually I defect the arm so fast he doesn’t have a chance to catch my head.

  2. John W February 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Sorry Henry that question mark was supposed to be a thumbs up lol.

  3. Siddharth S August 23, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Hey Mr Akins.
    So if I get the wrist past my neck and pinch it, will it stop the reverse triangle of my opponent?..I tend to get stuck there alot. Even if I get out of it by pressuring my neck hurts…my team mate puts extra efforts in this reverse triangle and he is a gym beast too.

    • Henry A August 28, 2017 at 8:41 am

      I’d have to see exactly how he’s setting up the reverse triangle and what you’re doing or not doing to allow it.

  4. zamy y October 11, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Most of the time they doing a littel hip bump first before exending the arm. So in order to prevent that, don’t we have to pinch our elbow tight to the body of the opponent?

    • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      nope, as long as your weight is on them its hard for them to move or bump away

  5. Sawyer S July 20, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    With all of these cross side positions, how do you deal with people using short frames across your neck and grabbing your shoulder and using the hips to shrimp out/bridge?

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