Using the Lead Arm

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  1. Jason B November 21, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    This whole concept has completely changed my game. My experience has been that when an opponent experiences not being able to move you at all, their legs pop open very quickly and normally into the Shield guard. It’s not very often that I’ve had to open the legs.

    • Henry A November 21, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      Yes most the time people will just open for you (doing your job for you) because they cannot break posture to get any offense started.

  2. Nathaniel R December 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Hi Henry, me and Josh (brown belt i was at seminar with) were discussing the lead arm specifically. He runs into the same thing and was also doing this to me. He would go 2 on 1 on my lead arm and even with my shoulder set back and ‘in place’ the lateral side to side movement power with his 2 on 1 was able to move my hand/arm basically wherever, i had to retreat the grip or i’d end up with my arm across his body in a really bad place. He mentioned that he runs into this with some people with a really strong guard as well.

    How do you address the 2-on-1 grip on your lead arm using this guard hand positioning?

    • Henry A December 24, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Even with a two on one grip they might be able to move my arm but they still will not be able to break my posture and without breaking my posture it’s very difficult for them to arm drag, I keep focused on my job which is opening the legs and passing

  3. Michael H February 21, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    If I make a mistake and the partner is able to break my posture, what can I do to recover?

  4. Michael H February 21, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    never mind…answer is in next video :)

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