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Side Control Submission Sequence.

    By keeping our training partners busy defending our submissions if they want to not get submitted they must spend their time defending versus spending their time working towards bettering their position. If we hesitate between attacks or during transitional periods we provide our training partner an opportunity to improve their position, which is why we must drill submission chains to ensure we are confident we will be able to perform the jiu-jitsu technique correctly.

    Today during team training we continued to work the idea of clearing our training partners arms as a method of securing a stronger position and providing an opportunity for an arm or shoulder lock. The first attack in our chain was an americana, which we set up using chest pressure. We then used pressuring the Kimora as a distraction to attack with a paper cutter choke. We know that the most common escape to the paper cutter is for our training partner to turn onto their side facing us, and since we can anticipate this if we feel that their escape is going to be successful and transition to the opposite side of their body. 

    Once wetransitioned to the opposite side of our training partners body we used an undertook to separate our training partners arm from their body. When we secure the undertook we prevent them from turning on to that shoulder which allows us to set up another paper cutter choke. and because we have their arm trapped they only have one defensive option available which is to hand fight. If your training partner is not as good at hand fighting as you are at securing a grip you will be able to achieve the choke. However if your training partner is very good at hand fighting attempts at the choke will only be a distraction for securing a same side Kimora. 


Dustin Rhodes
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Judo Brown Belt
Crossroads BJJ
Waterford, CT