Wow… what a snow storm out tonight… had great group of guys out.
Me, Morgan Frazer, John Ganth, Marc Perrier, & Brittany McNeice for 8pm BJJ… most definitely dedicated. BJJ is nothing without you.
That being said, John Ganth one of our most experienced blue belts happened to grace our presence this lovely winter Tuesday night and joined in on our class. He has a tonne of other Martial Arts expertise with wrist locks and very real self defense styled combat arts. We asked him if he could show a few BJJ applicable techniques in which he luckily obliged… as a budding Martial Arts it is always good to think outside the box… you can learn from everyone… sometimes you win and sometime you lose in application of other styled Martial Arts in BJJ. For some reason when he mentioned throws with standing arm bars and wrist locks my eyes lit up and I said ‘perfect, sounds like BJJ to me’ let’s do this after the warm-up… lol
Warm up consisted of the following drills:
- Arm bars from closed guard, 10 reps alternating sides
- Hip bump sweep from closed guard, 10 reps alternating sides
- Kimura’s from closed guard, 10 reps alternating sides
- Kimura transition to head only guillotine from closed guard, 10 reps alternating sides
- Omaplata’s with over hook, from closed guard, 10 reps alternating sides
- Scissor sweeps, with cross lapel from closed guard, 10 reps alternating sides
- Triangles from closed guard, 10 reps alternating sides
- Inverted Guard Drill, 10 reps for each side
Below is a small clip from Grapplersplanet.com with a few girls from Toronto BJJ
1. Four Corner Takedown with Standing Arm Lock on Shoulder
The version that our self defense expert John Ganth showed us set up an arm lock on the shoulder before turning around, with the goose head type wrist lock and taking your opponent down. Below is similar to what we drilled. It’s an old Classical Japanese Jujutsu technique (also found in Aikido and other styles) I found on YouTube.
2. Standing Side Arm Lock to Reverse Americana or Key Lock Takedown
The version that our self defense expert John Ganth showed us set up an arm lock straightening the arm out, then with the free arm using the blade of your forearm or wrists to apply pressure to the elbow, until your opponent reacts by pulling away, maintaining wrist/hand control pulling up, and with the arm that once was applying pressure to the elbow now reaches around in a figure four pattern to grab your own wrist to apply a standing of what is similar to a americana or key lock formation, on the wrong side I might add if inside control, and with a goose head wrist lock if you choose, body moving away from your opponent sideways, plus squatting downwards at the same time. Below is similar to what we drilled.
Two Examples of Similar Standing Straight Arm Locks Found on Youtube
Example of the Americana or Key lock
4 x 5 mins rounds
- Rolled with John Ganth
- Rolled with Marc Perrier
- Rolled with Morgan Frazer
- Sat out…
Morgan Frazer, below is a small clip of real life situations you will never put yourself in hahahhaha! & of course Steven… the man Segal… all found on glorious YouTube hahahah
Effective Use of Aikido in a Real-life Street Attack
Steven Seagal’s Best Fight Scenes!