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Standing Rear Choke Defense with Armbar Counter

 

Let’s say someone walks up from behind you, they reach around and grab your neck. Most likely what they are trying to do is pull you backward and drag you. If you’re able to respond, you’re going to throw them overhead.

 

 

First, make sure your fingers are deep in the forearm and the bicep.

Fingers deep in forearm and bicep
Fingers deep in forearm and bicep

 

Secondly, you’ll drop your weight slightly.

Drop hips slightly
Drop hips slightly

 

Thirdly, you’re going to engage your hips, bow forward and throw your opponent overhead.

Bow foreward
Bow foreward
Throw opponent overhead
Throw opponent overhead

 

Now you’ll want to go for the armbar so you’ll put your knee on his ribs and then step over opponent’s head.

Step over opponent's head
Step over opponent’s head

 

Now your opponent wants to counter this move. He’s going to grab your leg and do a backward roll over his right shoulder.

Backward roll
Backward roll

 

As he comes up he’s going to put his knee on your ribs. Switch the arm, make sure to control the wrist. Step over the head and fall back for the armbar.

Knee on the ribs
Knee on the ribs
Wrist control, step over
Wrist control, step over
Fall back for armbar
Fall back for armbar

 

So you are basically doing the same armbar that your opponent initially was trying to do to you just with the backward roll.

 

 

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