Kneebar
(Side control, with gi)

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Courtesy bjjfighter.com

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.

I begin with my opponent in the side control position. He has his knee up to avoid the mount.
With my right arm I hook my opponent's right leg at the knee, I press my weight onto the leg to secure it in place.
I then sit up and place my left knee on my opponent's stomach.
Next I take my left arm and hook my opponent's leg below the knee.
I then fall back with the leg secured.
To gain leverage to complete the knee bar I reach my left arm around the back of my opponent's ankle.
I then squeeze my knees together and pull my opponent's leg backward to complete the lock.

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