In this course we will be exploring how to apply an “Oni-Kudaki” shoulder/elbow lock with our legs from underneath and on top of our opponent in addition to a few other escape sequences from the bottom “side control” position.
In our To-Shin Do “Ground Flow” kata technique number thirteen is the “Ashi Oni-Kudaki” arm lock from underneath our opponent. As a “code name” we just refer to this technique as “Number 13”.
If we meet resistance in our attempt to apply “Number 13” we can go with our opponents energy and set up the “Straight Arm Roll-over” reversal. This technique places us on top of our attacker and is the set up for the next part of the Ground Flow Kata.
Hon Kesa Gatame is the “Scarf Hold” position that we wind up in after we perform the “Straight Arm Roll-over” technique. From this top position we have the opportunity to again apply “Ashi Oni-Kudaki”. In this lesson we will explore how to attack our opponents arm with our legs after we’ve secured the “high ground”.
Kubi Nage is the “Neck Throw”. As To-Shin practitioners we have the opportunity to use this technique in a lot of situations but it is important for us to know how to finish it effectively if our opponent isn’t injured in the takedown.
The “Elbow Escape” is a method of moving from underneath a “side mount” into a guard position which will allow us to attack, get on top of our opponent, or get up to our feet. There are several details in this lesson that are critically important to it working so please study this lesson multiple […]
In this lesson we will explore some of the variables that can come up when escaping bottom Side Control and how you can deal with them.
In this lesson we will look at using the “Elbow Escape” to move to an alternative to the standard “guard” position, the “Butterfly Guard”. From the Butterfly Guard we can employ a version of Uki-waza, the “Butterfly Sweep” (I like to call it a version of “Kocho-Gaeshi”, the butterfly overturn).
As a bonus to you we will cover an invisible choke here, the “head-and-arm choke” or “kata jime”. This choke can be applied at several points in the To-Shin Do Ground Flow kata and has broad applications from many positions.
In this lesson we will cover the flow of techniques one through fifteen of the To-Shin Do Ground Flow kata and how the “Ashi Oni-Kudaki” variations fit in.
This is the wrap up and course review of “Ashi Oni-Kudaki and Escapes from the Bottom Side Control Position.