|Several popular take downs begin with
your opponent trapping and lifting your leg. |
One way to get the leg, is to pull their gi lapel forcing them to step forward and you just do an ankle pick. (pictured on left) Another way is from the down position - you slide your hips in close to their leg, hook their leg with your inside leg and do a technical stand up bringing the leg with your leg as you stand (Pictured on right)
Billy moves forward to trap Sucuri's leg. He hooks the leg with his right
leg and wraps his left arm around Sucuri's leg. Billy can secure this grip
by grabbing his own gi - or by grabbing Sucuri's gi tails or belt.|
Billy does a technical stand up and brings Sucuri's leg up tight to his body.
To start the counter - Sucuri immediately presses on Billy's head.|
As Sucuri presses Billy's head away - he circles his leg to the outside and
hooks his foot into Billy's hip. Your leg is much stronger than his hand so
he will not be able to hold your leg strong enough to prevent this. Anytime
they have your leg lifted in this manner - the most important thing for you
to do is to get your leg to the outside of his hip.|
Once your leg is to the outside - there will be an opening under his arm to
feed your arm through. Sucuri feeds his right arm under Billy's left arm and
then grabs his left wrist which is pushing Billy's head.|
Once you have a secure grip on the arm and are controlling the head - kick'
your leg backwards to free your leg.
|7: When Sucuri gets his leg free - he
takes his left hand and grabs Billy's left wrist.|
Sucuri then figure four's his hands to control Billy's arm. Make sure the
grip is very secure and his arm is pulled in tight to you.|
9: Next - Sucuri steps forward with his left leg and brings his shin into Billy's hip - or for BEST results bring your FOOT into the hip as you sit back to the floor. The foot in the hip will press him away from you so that you have room to bring your left leg over and so that you can prevent him from just coming down into your guard. You also want to keep his arm "stuffed" so that the wrist will end up trapped between your legs below your hips.
Sucuri takes his left leg over Billy's shoulder keeping Billy's left arm trapped.|
Sucuri then figure fours his legs and pulls his right heel towards the ground
to tighten the pressure, as he pulls his left arm free and grips palm to palm
with his right hand for the submission.|
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