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Bent Arm Bar from the Knee Mount

Knee Mount Advanced Ground Fighting Techniques


When the enemy is defending well from side control, a good option is to go to the knee mount.

Attacks from the Knee Mount.

Bent Arm Bar from the Knee Mount.

(a) Step 1. If the enemy tries to push your knee off, grasp his wrist with the hand closest to his legs.

Bent arm bar from the knee mount, step 1

(b) Step 2. Back your knee off of his chest and reach over his arm with the other hand, grasping your own wrist. Your second hand should be wrapped completely around his arm at this time.

Bent arm bar from the knee mount, step 2

(c) Step 3. Move around until his head is between your knees, and pull him up onto his side.

Bent arm bar from the knee mount, step 3

(d) Step 4. Break his grip by pulling his arm quickly toward his head.

Bent arm bar from the knee mount, step 4

(e) Step 5. Step your foot into the small of his back, and break his shoulder by rotating your torso towards his back.

Bent arm bar from the knee mount, step 5

Note: It is important to keep the enemy’s elbow tight to your chest to keep him from escaping.

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