Here is a nice direct way to take the back from stand with an immediate finish. From the back I prefer direkt lapel choke with holding the opponents arm instead of doing a regular bow and arrow, because by doing this I don't loose control and keep my further options if the choke fails. Please note that I never let go of both the lapel grip and the hand grip. If I let go of the lapel grip the guy will roll out of the lapel choke so if I can't get the lape grip I grip the gi somewhere around the shoulder.
Yup, we submitted Ironborn Submission Grappling Challenge again! Here are our highlights from the fifth edition of this awesome event. Starting with the annual friendly meeting between Meraz and Alexander, progressing with some cool leglocks of mine and Bruno to reach the amazing subs of Christian, especially the kimura/omoplata beauty, which was for sure the submission of the day!
Again thanks to Heiko Bentrup for the great organization and all of his helpers including Sven Groten, Philemon Schibli, Sascha Ernst, Nelson Bergenthum and others!
Here are my two main positioning tactics from 50-50 position. In the first one I entangle my legs and try to lift to opponent to make his figure 4 lock easier to open. If the opponent is much heavier and manages to lift me up, I immediately rotate to 80-20, where I can attack again. At the end of the video you can see examples for both cases. In the first one Kristian Popov lifts Alexander Neufang and manages heel exposure, while in the second Alexander Neufang keeps composure after bein lifted and manages to rotate to 80-20 and inverted heel hook!