The Americana Q & A

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  1. Rocky F January 13, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Thanks for cleaning up my Americana! More experienced people have been defeating it and I couldn’t figure out why.

  2. Daniel R January 30, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Ive noticed that this is very effective, unless the opponent grabs his own hand and pulls it back into the centre. Have you ever come across that?


    • Henry A February 15, 2017 at 8:48 am

      yup! then just attack the neck! his arms aren’t defending his neck anymore

  3. Andy P April 8, 2017 at 8:59 am

    very nice detail… leading with the elbow!

  4. Kent C August 22, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Beautiful details. Thanks

  5. Marc D May 11, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    How do you apply this from side control?
    P.S 2 days in and very impressed. Having all kinds of Ah-Ha moments.

  6. Gabe M May 17, 2018 at 8:50 am

    This is awesome stuff.

  7. Y M November 14, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Prof Henry, what an extraordinary, extraordinary difference this minor detail makes. Thank you.

  8. Rich B March 29, 2019 at 4:30 am

    Excellent technique. I used to use my same side elbow alone to pry open the arm when my opponent protects their neck but then I have to switch hands. This approach gets it setup in one move and gives you the space to get underneath his arm on the same side. Can’t wait to put this into action. Thank you Prof Henry.

  9. Pancho B January 4, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Great detail!

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