Far Side Armbar from Side Control, Taking the Back vs Single Leg, North South Choke from Side Control
2 Part Technique - Marcelo shares his thoughts on the recent fights from the Metamoris promotion held last weekend. Ryron Gracie did an outstanding job when it came to avoiding André Galvão's submission attacks. The key to his survival boiled down to a few very simple ideas; keeping his elbows tight to his sides, planting his back on the mat, and protecting his neck from chokes. This was enough to foil Galvão's plans long enough for the time limit to expire and result in a draw. However, Ryron isn't invincible; no one is. That's the beauty of jiu-jitsu. One cannot simultaneously hide from every danger. If you know what to look for and when, it is possible to submit anyone. In order to attack an arm, you must control from the armpit by first isolating your opponent's hands. If his hands are too busy defending the armbar, chances are, his neck will be exposed for the choke.