“This is a special Veterans Day bonus technique we shot along with the Jocko Willink article.
Not long ago, I had the pleasure to link up with Jocko and my old buddy Echo Charles, who happens to be the producer and co-host of the Jocko Podcast. We spent an afternoon at his Victory MMA academy in San Diego and they were gracious enough to show some technique as well have a sit-down and talk a little about Jocko’s service and interest in jiu-jitsu. As an added bonus Dean Lister was in the house and he also provided some gems. We all know Dean Lister as “the Boogey Man” on the mats, but he is also the proud son of a U.S. Marine veteran.” – JiuJitsuMagazine
On behalf of wbbjj.com, I would like to acknowledge and thank all of the veterans who have given up a significant piece of their freedom in an effort to see to it that the rest of ours is fully preserved. #GetSome
This Fit to Fight Republic®️ video features me showing one of my favorite Hail Mary techniques, the baseball bat choke from the bottom. This deceptive choke is a powerful tool when you realize your guard is inevitably passed. It works in conjunction with your framing defense preceding it, and sometimes even people who see it coming will still get caught too far in to defend it. I hope you like it.
Many Judo throws lead naturally to Kesa-Gatame, since the classic judo hold places one grip on the opponent’s lapel and one grip near the opponent’s elbow. Then as one enters the ground phase, one arm goes around the opponent’s neck and the other arm secures the opponent’s arm. In The Canon Of Judo, Kyuzo Mifune points out that tori’s arm should lift uke’s head and tori’s leg should be under uke’s shoulder.
This is a strong position that can be a helluva thing to escape. This video teaches you how to use it in a strong, offensive manner!
My goal over the course of my next series of “Technique of the Week” videos is to get each and every one of you to finally learn how to PROPERLY pull guard in competition. An improperly executed guard pull can ruin your chances of winning a match and give your opponent an easy path to victory whereas a properly executed guard pull can start you off in a strong position of your choosing and leave you one step ahead of your opponent! Pulling guard is one of the things I see people mess up on the most so pay close attention to the details in this video! Check my last video for how to pull to the Lasso/Spider guard properly and the video before to learn how to pull to the De La Riva guard properly! In this week’s video, the final video in the series, we will work on how to pull safely to a Closed Guard in competition! Take this sequence back to your academy and drill it then send me a message here or on instagram (@nathanmendelsohnbjj) with any questions or concerns! OSS!
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