Turning the Body to Deflect the Push

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  1. Gary U August 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

    These details are so good. Thanks Henry!

  2. Brian J September 8, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Henry, any suggestions when they push your chin with the palm of their hand or if they grab your collar thumb down and stiff arm their fist into your neck? Thanks in advance.

    • Henry A September 15, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Sometimes I can push their wrist to deflect their arm, other times I relax and let my head move away going with their push but keep my body connected to them, so I basically lean back with my head instead of staying rigid and stiff.

  3. Taku I December 27, 2017 at 2:41 am

    Hi Professor.

    How about when my opponent grab bottom collar and push me up and post his elbow to the ground?

  4. Tim S January 23, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Professor Akins,
    First of all…thank you! I’m learning so much from your videos. I tried to lean back recently when my opponent framed my neck (a very strong and athletic person), and this helped kill his angle, however, I felt I couldn’t quite get enough leverage to move forward to collapse his arms. I haven’t drilled this enough, so that’s the first problem. Do you have any other suggestions?
    Thanks again!

  5. Manlio S May 22, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I add my question to the above ones: what if they use the arms push/wedge and use the legs to catch ur neck and pull u away???
    This happens to me sometimes, while I am using ur great side control.

  6. Jeff D June 8, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Hi Henry.

    This deflecting the push technique from cross-side reminds me of what you taught us recently at the Niagara Falls, Canada seminar for passing the guard with deflecting,weight distribution and angles. Do you have a guard passing/deflecting/weight distribution and angles instructional that would cover all that as we learned at that seminar, like how this module covers the heavy cross-side? Thank you again for everything.

  7. Keith V August 2, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Amazing details as always. Can you do a video on deflecting the forearm frames? The one against the neck and the one on the hip. 🙏🏼 Thank you.

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