Mind Blown Module 4 Defenses and Escapes – Colorado Kompound

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  1. Jason B May 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    When attempting a triangle, what are some ways that you can stop someone from shucking the leg and spinning out of it. This is popular with wrestlers that will bait for the triangle and then use that to pass the guard.

  2. Jan G May 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    What is your defense for a straight ankle lock…I have a training partner which does the ankle lock with his both legs inside mine pushing into me with his feed…so there is no leg to clear on my hip.

  3. Francisco J May 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Henry. I really would like to know your defense for kneebar, reverse heel hook and toe hold. In fact, I would like to know your approuch and thoughts on defending leg atacks (I think you had to face many sambo and catch wrestlers throughout the years). Additioonaly, I would like to see tthe defense for kimura from side control. Thanks.

  4. John W May 9, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Henry can you show us your preferred defense against the baseball bat choke from various positions? Also, can you show a defense against the crucifix?

  5. Jeff W May 9, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Henry, noticed Fransisco J asked for a kimura defense from side control; could you also show a kimura defense from north-south?

    Also, do you have some progressions for preventing the straight armlock with both legs over? For example, do you prefer the popular figure four defense where the wrist is hidden in the crook of the far side elbow joint? A video was posted in Mind Blown in a hotel room (with Dan Hart and Ed Clay) where you defending the straight armlock by putting energy into your elbow without using any grip at all. Could you briefly explain this again? I’m assuming this is a latch ditch effort in a defensive progression, correct?

    Lastly, in defending the cross collar grab from closed guard top: I usually get my posture broken if they get the collar grip that high. Should I still be able to hold posture by tucking my chin, or is it a point where I need to break the grip (as shown in the seminar) to keep posture? I also sometimes have trouble stopping them from getting the cross-collar grip with just the lead arm, do you sometimes use the other arm, or do anything else if they insistent on getting up on their elbow and turning their shoulders to get the cross-collar grip?

    Thank you!!

  6. Jeff W May 9, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Henry, meant straight armlock with both legs over when mounted in second question. Cheers.

  7. Keegan Y May 9, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Henry, what would be your preferred escape from the Spiderweb armbar position? I know you’ve said that you aren’t a huge fan of this in other videos, but it’s becoming a very popular way of controlling while attempting armbars and I’d be interested in seeing your answer to escaping it.

    Also, with the cross collar defense (choke version), I know you said that the regular armbar is not possible since you are over the arms, but is there a chance of getting caught in the Double Armbar variation where the opponent throws both of their legs up and crosses them behind your head? And what would your defense against that armbar look like?


  8. Eric S May 9, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Henry, From underneath mount, when I keep my elbows down near my hips and glued to the mat, opponents will sometime attack with either an ezekiel choke or a stiff arm collar choke (the same ‘choke’ that you show from inside the guard to defend the cross collar choke). Do you have any advice on how to deal with these?

    Additionally, when I am underneath side mount (a.k.a. technical mount) opponents will sometimes slide the knee that is closest to my head so far forward that it bends my body forward into a crunched position. This can make it difficult to swing my legs to generate enough momentum to get my elbow back down to the mat. Do you have any advice about staying comfortable and escaping from this style of side mount?

    Thanks for your help!

  9. frank s May 10, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Can you go over the defense for the bow an arrow choke from the back an also the bread cutter from side Control

  10. frank s May 10, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Can you go over the defense for the head an arm choke from the mount , side control an the guard thanks

  11. Matt M May 10, 2017 at 10:20 am

    How do you escape the gift wrap or twisting arm control from side mount?


  12. John B May 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Henry, there are a couple of guys at our gym that will attack the Ezekiel from mount top when I keep my elbows glued down in mount bottom. When I lift my arms to defend the Ezekiel, they switch to the head and arm choke. Whats the best way to deal with this situation. Thanks.

  13. Ben L May 10, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Greetings, Henry. I love your instruction, but I am confused and frustrated. I cannot access Module 4. When I try this is what i get:

    This unit isn’t available just yet. Please check back in about 63 days 22 hours and 28 minutes.

    This is, to put it mildly, very frustrating. In fact, the last thing I was able to get was Module 1 Triangle Chokes. When I tried to get Triangle Chokes QA i got this:

    This unit isn’t available just yet. Please check back in about 22 hours and 26 minutes.

    I hope this gets resolved very soon.


  14. Rick B May 10, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Henry, could you go over the defense for the arm bar attack from side control where the guy on top pulls your outside arm in using an underhook and then steps over by the hip and spins around to an armbar. Also, could you clarify the proper defense for when your opponent switches from a triangle to an armbar from their guard. Im using the stack triangle defense you showed but im having trouble with higher ranks as they switch to the armbar while the stack is in progress. Thanks

  15. Kevin D May 11, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Hi Henry. Please could you show me how you would go about defending/escaping a Kimura from half guard bottom once your opponent has turned his hips to face yours and has you flat. I understand that letting it get this far is bad, but it’s the A-Game of one of my students and he’s very good at catching it on anyone he trains with unless they’re quite a bit bigger than he is.
    Thank you

  16. Clint S May 11, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    My question was relates to units 4 and 5 (getting your elbows back to the ground and blocking thier knees when mounted). Could you please talk about solutions to when the person in mount places their palms on the crown of your head to anchor themselves in high-mount? Often they’ll have their weight down through the elbows, which are wedged above the shoulders. So their arm position looks like they’ve created a roof or triangle over your head and shoulders, creating a wedge or blocks on the upper/north (or head and shoulder) side of your body. I hope that makes sense.
    Clint (Australia)

  17. Francisco J May 11, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Hi Henry. As defense precedes escaping, it would be very interesting if could share your “survival” positionig/posture from the major GJJ bad positions. I mean how do you behave/posture yourself on botton side control, botton mount, botton knee on the bely, botton turtle and back in order to antecipate and avoit being caught in locks and chokes. I hope this is not off topic.

  18. Stamatios T May 11, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Hi Henry, can you please show the defense to Americana?

  19. piotr r May 12, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Henry, thanks for the module, very logical progression from opponent attempting to choke from guard, switch to armbar. than from top, when he attempts armbar, choke combo you show cool prevention strategy. What about full on armbar defense from the top (second part of the seminar). I realize its pretty late, but if he has both legs over head, and I clasp my hands to hold for few seconds to postpone extension. Sometimes I do biceps hold and manouver there, but more blind thak anything specific. And hitchiker escape, when he extends my arm I bridge and roll in last ditch effort.
    What can you advise for full on locked armbar when I clasp the hands to prevent extension. One way my opponent deals with it is he figures fours his legs and does biceps slicer, I let go, he extends and all I got left is hitchiker escape. Any other strategies from clasped hands and when he extands? (I realize jiu jitsu is not magic, I am pretty fucked at that point ;) )

  20. Bobby H May 12, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Hi Henry it’s quite popular where I train for people to pull your far lapel out when they have side mount and and pass it under your arm to their opposite hand behind the head (I believe they call it a brabo grip) they use it to either look to set up a gi darce choke or simply to control as the lapel acts like an under hook, obviously the best defense is to not allow them to get this grip in the first place but what should I be looking to do if they do get it? Thank you.

  21. Azrai A May 12, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Hi Henry,

    1. Can you show me the details of the hitch hiker arm bar escape. Every time I try to do it I either am too slow at spinning to my knees and always gets put back on my back when they twist my arm back into the position of the arm bar. I think I am missing the details on how to position my feet to make it easier for me to turn to my knees. Thanks.

    2. Can you share what are the best defense grips when the opponent already has you in an arm bar position with both of his feet across your body but has not fallen back yet. You are in a last ditch effort holding your hands together to prevent him from falling back. Some people like to hold their lapels, some like to hold their own biceps in a rear naked position. What is the best way to do this and what are the options for the finishing guy to unlock or free your arm for them to fall back into the arm bar.

    3. I think someone already asked this but defense against Americana from side control. Big guys do it to me all the time and I can’t stop it. From the mount you can umpa or put all your weight on the elbow but from side control I can’t seem to escape it.



  22. Matt M May 13, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Escape from scarf hold, arm around your head and griping their own leg, when they are leaning back to apply pressure. I have a hard time rolling them when they use their weight and foot by your head for base to stop the roll.


  23. Jeffrey S May 14, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Escape from paper cutter choke?

  24. John Taylor April 1, 2018 at 3:33 am

    As Henry Said, Please Guy’s, if your a Second Year Student like me or even a third year and can’t ask questions in the end of module or end of year Q&A’s. Go onto the HJJ Facebook site and ask. I’ve had great answer’s for a few of the thing’s i was stuck on, Or thing’s i wanted to know from a Street point of view. There are many fantastic dark colour Belt’s who have many year’s experience and have rather been trained by Henry or have/ are, like me, in the process of completely changing there game from the ground up using only Henry’s teaching’s and Philosophy. Someone will ALWAY’S answer your question and being a coloured belt you will understand what there saying as if they were there with you. It’s an invaluable tool being able to ask some VERY good guy’s with like myself decade’s of Jui-jitsu behind them regardless of belt colour and get an almost immediate answer that is 90%+ the advice Henry would give anyway. Henry can’t be everywhere at once but if he has the time he’ll personal answer the question or jump into a conversation to correct something’s. See you on the mat🙂🤙🏻….

  25. John Taylor April 1, 2018 at 3:39 am

    The reason i wrote this is because MOST of the Questions are bogged down by questions that have just been shown on the module? I.e Henry can you show me the defence for the Straight ArmLock with both leg’s over. That was one of the unit’s in the module, so it’s a waste of a question really….

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