Technique of the Week returns with Ben Ordonez and Ed Perdomo to follow up with a second submission option to follow the previous sweep from half guard, this time with a wrist-free version of the Colombian Necktie submission. In submission grappling, it is very important to not only have several avenues of attack at your disposal, but also to be able to adapt your submissions to any number of situations. An opponent’s limbs won’t always move the way they do in practice or instructional pieces, so sometimes a little modification is necessary. Such is the case with this technique, a modified version of the Colombian Neck Tie submission which functions much like an arm-in No Gi Ezekiel Choke.
Last week, Ed Perdomo and Ben Ordonez worked from the mount with a basic escape to side mount followed by a sweep. In continuing the line from that sweep, MMA Gospel’s Technique of the Week will now move on to a trio of submissions that flow directly from that sweep, starting with this week’s Inverted Armbar. This Armbar is a quick transition that can end a fight very quickly, especially if the opponent is caught off guard by the sweep.
MMA Gospel’s Technique of the Week returns with a special four-technique arc to carry our readers through the Thanksgiving holiday including a solid mount escape/sweep combo and a trio of submissions. Ed Perdomo and Ben Ordonez will do the honors starting off this week with a Knee to Elbow Mount Escape into a Bridge Sweep from Half Guard. This escape is one commonly seen in MMA and no-gi competition, but it often stops at escaping the mount into bottom position half guard where the escapee stops to rest. Here, Ed will flow seamlessly into a bridge sweep that will take advantage of his opponent’s disrupted base and land him on top instead of on the bottom. One set-up, two techniques, saving time and energy.