My Friday night junior class brought my clients up to the sixth hour of their course on Submission Grappling/Ground-Fighting. We covered escaping from side control, scarf-hold and the north south positions as well as submissions from knee pin, reverse scarf-hold and mount.
We warmed up with various crawls and sport-specific callisthenics before moving onto pinning transitions. Then we picked up on individual pinning positions and simple submissions. This began with the knee-pin where we set up the arm-bar. I also showed my client a cross-collar choke that can be done in jacketed submission grappling such as Judo or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Next we moved onto reverse scarf where we looked at the reverse arm-triangle and Kimura submissions. The pinning section was then finished with submissions from the full-mount where my client noticed that the Americana, the Kimura, the arm-bar, the snake-choke and the arm-triangle were all applicable.
We then moved onto escapes from side-control, scarf-hold and north-south. Here we applied upa bridging, snaking/shrimping and various counters. The previous two are discussed in last Wednesday’s lesson. North-south generally involves bridging towards an opponent’s knee and then using a need and thread takedown.