Armbar Triangle Combo and Connection *vid*

Here are two videos the first is one of my favorite attack combinations if Arm Triangle / Bent Armlock fails. It´s a tight set up for No Gi and MMA with great head control:

http://youtu.be/4b8M7XI0_4o

The second is about connecting your own body and connecting to your opponent:

http://youtu.be/Lxj50222keM

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I'm sure those connections feel and work wonderfully. I can't see them.

Me either, could you explain a bit more Zero1? :-)

It´s all about awarness of the body.

Look at the Kimura for example. If some is doing it and you tense up your arm fully he will easily be able to finish the technique. There is no way that pure strength can prevent it when the grip is on.

On the other hand. If you are able to relax and only tense the muscles you need for structure your body can do micro adjustments and the power of your opponent will not penetrate your body so he can not bent your Kimura arm......

It has alll to do with the ability to move your body as a whole. Whenever you tense up your awarness goes and your arm for example looses the connection to the body and so it will be easy to twist him.


With the side mount example its the same. If you feel the power of your opponent and your awarness is going there you will tense up especially your legs and lower body and you will be light and easy to roll over.

If you keep your awarness on the whole body and move without loosing your connection you will be heavy and difficult to move over like you can see.

With the Mount example it is more about connection to your opponent.

You have to keep first your own connection and then you have to feel the center of your opponent through your point of contact.

In other words. Even if you touch your opponent chest to chest don´t feel his chest, feel his center his Dantien, Hips because there is where is movemnet starts.

By doing so you can control him much easier because you feel when his movement starts and your body can do micro adjustments to take away his movement ability.

It´s all about internal awarness and good body structure.

Zero1 - It´s all about awarness of the body.

Look at the Kimura for example. If some is doing it and you tense up your arm fully he will easily be able to finish the technique. There is no way that pure strength can prevent it when the grip is on.

On the other hand. If you are able to relax and only tense the muscles you need for structure your body can do micro adjustments and the power of your opponent will not penetrate your body so he can not bent your Kimura arm......

It has alll to do with the ability to move your body as a whole. Whenever you tense up your awarness goes and your arm for example looses the connection to the body and so it will be easy to twist him.


With the side mount example its the same. If you feel the power of your opponent and your awarness is going there you will tense up especially your legs and lower body and you will be light and easy to roll over.

If you keep your awarness on the whole body and move without loosing your connection you will be heavy and difficult to move over like you can see.

With the Mount example it is more about connection to your opponent.

You have to keep first your own connection and then you have to feel the center of your opponent through your point of contact.

In other words. Even if you touch your opponent chest to chest don´t feel his chest, feel his center his Dantien, Hips because there is where is movemnet starts.

By doing so you can control him much easier because you feel when his movement starts and your body can do micro adjustments to take away his movement ability.

It´s all about internal awarness and good body structure.

Nice explaination, Zero1 :-) Could you explain where and how ground connection/path fits in here? Cheers bro!!

Ground Connection comes for example into play when you do a triangle Choke.
Let´s say you have a triangle Choke from the Guard and your opponent tries to stack you.

What happens? Where is your awarness?

In my opinion there are two points of awarness:

1. The contact point to your opponent (Triangle Legs)
2. The contact point to the ground (your upper back)

Your legs are 90 degrees to your body. What happens if you focus on these two points is:

Your opponent pushes but you don´t allow the knees to come close to your body.

Instead you feel your shoulders and if necessary the opponent will push you ov er the mat without destroying your Triangle structure.

You keep the body structure and the strength of your opponent doesn´t really enter your body. It goes into the ground.

If you have a weak contact point to your opponent it will not work. Also if you don´t feel the ground connection. It will not work.

Take care
Björn

Didn't like that trapping the shoulder bit at all. When you commit to the armbar and with the proper set up, no need to put in an extra pause.

Zero1 - Ground Connection comes for example into play when you do a triangle Choke.
Let´s say you have a triangle Choke from the Guard and your opponent tries to stack you.

What happens? Where is your awarness?

In my opinion there are two points of awarness:

1. The contact point to your opponent (Triangle Legs)
2. The contact point to the ground (your upper back)

Your legs are 90 degrees to your body. What happens if you focus on these two points is:

Your opponent pushes but you don´t allow the knees to come close to your body.

Instead you feel your shoulders and if necessary the opponent will push you ov er the mat without destroying your Triangle structure.

You keep the body structure and the strength of your opponent doesn´t really enter your body. It goes into the ground.

If you have a weak contact point to your opponent it will not work. Also if you don´t feel the ground connection. It will not work.

Take care
Björn

Nice, thanks for the explaination :-)