Counter opponent's underhook from half-guard

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  1. Neil Allen

    Neil Allen Amateur Fighter

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    What do you do when the opponent, from their half-guard, gets an underhook and begins to escape from the bottom?

    I normally use what I think is a whizzer on their underhook arm and just push their head down with my other hand and work them into a headlock/guillotine.

    Normally this ends with them still escaping to their knees but I have control, a sort of front headlock position, to work from. So not all is lost.

    I'm pretty sure the choke that's open as an option from here is the brabo choke. Does anyone have some pics or a video link for this technique?
     
  2. Prokofievian

    Prokofievian Silver Belt

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    The first night I ever went to jiu jitsu, we learned this counter.

    What was taught to me was you take out their base, feed your arm under their neck, and grab your other arm's bicep with the arm being fed under their neck. With the arm whose bicep is being grabbed, grab his top-most shoulder, then put all your weight on top of him by sprawling out.
     
  3. Agent Zero

    Agent Zero Brown Belt

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    That is the brabo/d'arce choke
     
  4. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    this is my favorite darce instructional. he doesn't do it from the half guard, but you can see how it applies.


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    darce and brabo are the same choke fyi
     
  5. masteringtheRG

    masteringtheRG White Belt

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    pummel the underhook
     
  6. masteringtheRG

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    pummel and put their back onto the mat
     
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    pummel and put their back onto the mat
     
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    pummel and put their back onto the mat
     
  9. TheHighlander

    TheHighlander Green Belt

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    Here's a couple options:
    1) Posture up. Don't stay close without the underhook.
    2) Overhook/whizzer and crossface to flatten
    3) Brabo/Darce
    4) Keep whizzer as he gets to his knees and transition to front headlock or guillotine or taking the back
     
  10. Thalion

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    NO-GI, go for the spinning choke (the brabo i think)

    NO-GI, controll che lapel of the GI under the armpit with the arm that is in the side of his head and switch the hip to a kuzure kesa position (reverse scarf hold) and start to pass this way (like the video)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st622kos_bM
     
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