Using the leg to open the knees

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  1. Andrew C December 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Awesome hack to open the legs they use to frame against the hips, and that armbar at the end is slick!

    • Henry A December 23, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      Thanks Andrew! Glad you found it helpful

  2. Bret H January 5, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Love this move Sir!!!
    I was wondering…. Do you put any focus on “kickin’ the boot” or turning your heel towards the ribs before you start fishing for the knee with your other leg/ankle???

    • Henry A January 17, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      No I dont, kicking the boot usually is a preliminary defense when you can grab their collar or back of the neck, I used this more often and it’s usually when I’m late and they have fallen to the side.

  3. Carl C January 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I like leglocks and ive never seen that counter when you use the other leg to open the legs and then mount to armlock is Awesome!!
    Henry all of this open guard course is Excellent .

    • Henry A January 17, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Thanks Carl, im glad you’re enjoying it and finding the information useful!

  4. Jeffrey S May 5, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Hamstrings and glutes causing powerful hip extension trumps weaker hip adductors😀

  5. Alexander S May 16, 2019 at 5:17 am

    When would you use this defense over the sitting over the leg defense (Unit 35). They seem to both work from the same position. Is there anything specific the opponent would do that would make one a more effective response over the other?

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