NTU Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school club in Singapore.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

29 September 2010

Hello! We did some interesting techniques today. Hope that you guys enjoyed it.

Remember to practice on your warm-up rolling!

1) Americano

Also known as Figure Four Arm-lock/Americana.
This lock is generally applied only from the mount or side control. The opponent's arm is pinned to the ground so that it is bent at the elbow, with the opponent's palm upwards. The wrist is grabbed with the opposite hand, and the arm on the same side is put under the opponents arm, gripping the attacker's wrist. This results in the necessary figure-four hold. While keeping the opponent's hand pinned to the ground, the attacker begins sliding his or her pinned arm down and parallel to his or her thigh while cranking the elbow upwards. This is referred to as 'painting'. The opponent will feel pressure on their elbow and/or shoulder. From some positions, it is possible to apply this technique with a leg instead of using two arms.

2) Kimura

Kimura (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), chicken wing/double wristlock (wrestling), or reverse keylock are terms used to specify a medial keylock known in judo as gyaku ude-garami (reverse arm entanglement) or simply as ude-garami. The application is similar to the americana, except that it is reversed. It needs some space behind the opponent to be effective, and can be applied from the side control or guard. Contrary to the americana, the opponent's wrist is grabbed with the hand on the same side, and the opposite arm is put behind the opponent's arm, again grabbing the attacker's wrist and forming a figure-four. By controlling the opponent's body and cranking the arm away from the attacker, pressure is put on the shoulder joint, and depending on the angle, also the elbow joint (in some variations the opponent's arm is brought behind their back, resulting in a finishing position resembling that of the hammerlock outlined below).

3)Guillotine Choke

Start in a standing position. You have to first pull your opponent’s head down by placing your hand on his neck or by pulling down on his GI so he is facing the ground.

Now put your arm around his neck into a position similar to a headlock. Slide your forearm down under his chin and around his neck making sure that the blade of your forearm is against his neck.

Then grasp the wrist of your choking arm with your free hand. Keep this grip on his neck tightly so that his head is wedged under your arm.

Place one leg slightly forward, stand up straight and twist your hips in the direction of your forward leg whichever you are using to execute this choke.

4) Escape from the Guillotine choke

Do not panic and tighten up. If you find yourself in your opponent's guard, do not tighten up your body. The more relaxed your are the slower the choke will start to work on you.

Throw the arm that is on the opposite of your trapped head over the other fighter's shoulder. Try to get the arm as high as you can on their back.

Apply shoulder pressure to your opponent's face with your shoulder. This will help to reduce the pressure of the choke as they lean away from you slightly.

Bring the arm that is on the side of your trapped head up with your elbow bent, and dig it between your body and the other fighter's leg. This will open their guard. This is generally the most difficult part of the entire process.

Pull your leg over the opponent's leg that you were just digging your elbow into.

Free your other leg by sliding it through the same way you did the other one. This will look like you are going to a full mounted position.

Rotate your hips to the side of your opponent's body that is on the opposite side of your head. This will relieve all the pressure from the guillotine choke.

That's all for now. See you all next practice!