Q&A Bow and Arrow Choke from Side Mount

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  1. Michael S January 24, 2017 at 8:15 am

    The rope analogy really opened the concept to me. You can immediately relate the pulling with your shoulder concept.

    • Henry A January 27, 2017 at 6:02 am

      Thanks Michael, I put a lot of time and energy into trying to become a better teacher everyday, and trying to explain Jiu-Jitsu in a way that makes it simple and easy for the students to understand. So I welcome the feed back. Thank you so much, im glad that way of explaining it was helpful for you

  2. Andrew C January 26, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Professor Akins, is the sensation in the person’s body that is choking the training partner that the choking arm is completely dead and as you are looking over that choking arm shoulder you suck the arm into the shoulder socket as your hip sits into the person? Just trying to get a sense for how to apply this so I can give the feeling of my arm slipping away.

    • Henry A January 27, 2017 at 5:36 am

      Yes, imagine the arm being completely limp, the pulling comes from the shoulder and torso and hips, the arm is just a piece of rope which is attached to the shoulder. The grip makes a huge difference in the connection and comfort in the wrist when aplying.

  3. Stamatios T February 9, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Hi Henry, is there a way to get the chocking grip, when your opponent tucks his chin? Is there a way to lift his chin up?

    • Henry A February 15, 2017 at 8:03 am

      there is a few different ways to get the collar under the chin, try using the ridge of your hand, the first digit of your pointer finget against the bridge of the nose to lift the chin, thats the easiest version to explain… I’ll try to film a video for the other option

  4. Kai L March 9, 2017 at 4:02 am

    Thank you Professor, the hip pressure definitely improved the effectiveness for me.
    I’m having difficulty understanding the TWO FINGER GRIP though.
    Could you help me understand why that is essential?

  5. Jason C May 18, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Thank you. These details are amazing. I had been focusing on the wrong parts of this choke.

  6. william w December 20, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Just a God given talent for teaching Henry.Rickson saw and realized you had that gift so he poured all his knowledge into you Sir !!!!

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