Q&A Head movement to defend the choke

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  1. Michael M January 19, 2017 at 4:35 am

    Mind BLOWN

  2. Andrew W February 18, 2017 at 9:27 pm


  3. Bao T February 19, 2017 at 3:06 am


  4. Daniel H February 19, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Wow great technique and ideology!

  5. Kenneth O February 19, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Very nice!

  6. Johnny G February 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Will this method work when its completely locked in like in the video where you were teaching the RNC and could sit in their chokes calmy? In this video it seems you’re doing the defense right when the choking arm is attacking the neck.

    • Henry A March 1, 2017 at 8:08 am

      No, the video where I was sitting there calmly I wasn’t defending at all…. he wasn’t applying the choke correctly so I wasn’t going to tap to just being slightly uncomfortable, i’d be doing my training partner and him a disservice.

  7. sungmin c February 21, 2017 at 2:50 am

    Wow is ths working for not only RNC also bow arrow ?

  8. Carl C February 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Hey Henry,

    Good escape to defend the choke.
    Will this work if the choke is secured with the second hand?
    Or are you monitoring the second hand while yer escaping??

    • Henry A March 1, 2017 at 7:53 am

      the head movement prevents them from having the correct connection to the neck to apply the choke but also is what you want to do prior to escaping, I can defend from the RNC most the time without using my hands, just head and body movement, but of course the hand fighting helps.

  9. Glyn P February 25, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Henry, are you also creating an angle with your feet so that you back hits the mat at an angle?

    This worked amazingly well during isolation but there is a huge guy in the gym where the head positioning was not driving into or around his head. Having rewatched it again today you seem to have an angle with your feet in some instances?

    • Henry A February 28, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      yes, so If i’m planning on going to my right side I use I extend my left leg out further left to help me drive to get to the side better. The right leg is to help me square up the hips so I can get my back flat to the ground. You’ve heard stories of Rickson tying his hands hands in his belt and allowing people to lock in the RNC and still escape… it was because he’s so good at this movement of using his legs properly to help him get to the right angle to escape

  10. Leonard March 6, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Amazing! I can’t believe I’ve never seen this before!!!! Thank you!

  11. Gary U March 15, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    This one totally gave me the mind blown effect.

  12. John Taylor January 14, 2018 at 2:44 am


  13. Nduduzo D June 15, 2018 at 12:21 am

    this defense is king. been using it a lot, but i sometimes get taped if the second hand comes into effect. how do I deal with this?

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