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  1. dza76wutang

    dza76wutang Black Belt

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    Anyone have any unique/cool/effective kneebar entries they'd like to share?

    I'm just brainstorming ways to hit them.

    My favorite way to kneebar at current is from bottom half-guard, I hug behind their hip/bum, I cross my ankles behidn their ankle/calf and bridge into their knee. If they get off axis, I can use the locked leg for a sweep.
     
  2. loksxronin

    loksxronin Blue Belt

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    I do the armbar-kneebar transition from guard a lot
    Rolling kneebars if they take my back
     
  3. Graciebarra 847

    Graciebarra 847 Blue Belt

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    I do the rolling kneebar from turtle. I also do it from an opponent's open guard.

    My favorite one is when I am being elevated from there half guard I will spin around and catch there knee!

    I notice that when I have the reverse mount and go to kneebar my opponent will lock his leg in a triangle and I rarely finish it from there!

    I love Leg locks. Stephen Kesting's kneebar dvd set and leg lock dvd set did wonders for me in that we don't work leglocks much in my academy. I also recently purchased Bodycomb's dvd set.


    Does anyone here have Gokor's set? I am looking into getting that one also! Any good dvd's on catching leglocks from bottom half guard?
     
  4. Flawed Logic**

    Flawed Logic** Banned Banned

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    I only go for kneebars from their open guard.
     
  5. Jaxx

    Jaxx Green Belt

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    I love knee bars, here are some of my favourites...

    From turtle when opponent behind you

    Backspin from top half guard

    From guard when opponent is standing/defending against an armbar

    From north/south, 'hopping' up to rear mount

    In scarf hold as opponent attempts to take your back

    And of course this...(im def not as slick as this dude)

    YouTube - ?????????? ???? ?? ?????, ??? # 18
     
  6. Noskill

    Noskill Created Monkey

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    Here's a nice setup from standing that I've been studying :





    You can either do it when you opponent has the underhook (like in the video), or from the russian tie (2 on 1). Igor Yakimov shows both in his old leglock set.
     
  7. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    My favorite entry is countering De La Riva. Your opposite arm crosses under your leg to grab the knee of their hooking leg. Then its either backstep pass or slide down the pole for the kneebar.
     
  8. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    In the gi, from standing:

    Setup: You break their collar grip and drag the arm across your body. cross hand has the sleeve, other hand reaches around the back and catches the gi at the lat, right under the armpit.

    Then: You fake like you're going for a sumi gaeshi, but instead you keep the sweeping foot in place and hop parallel to him. Then, keeping the grip on the lat, you dive into a forward roll, catching the heel with the hand that was gripping the sleeve, and finishing the kneebar.

    really hard to teach online without a demo
     
  9. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    Damn, the one I described is almost identical to that video, but with a different grip.

    Still a personal favorite of mine in training, and it's unfortunately illegal in most gi tournaments at my level.
     
  10. Dirty Deeds

    Dirty Deeds Blue Belt

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    Be careful with the sweep, the twisting will tear your partner/opponents ACL. This is the exact way my ACL was torn for the third time. I gave up the sweep to relieve pressure, but it still tore.
     
  11. Darkslide632

    Darkslide632 Brown Belt

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    We practiced this at class the other night, except that rather than going for sumi gaeshi, we were attacking using O goshi with uke's arm across the front. It looks like a cross between sode tsurikomi goshi and o goshi, but in the end it's just a modified o ogoshi.
     
  12. ultimajiujitsu

    ultimajiujitsu White Belt

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    i have a lot of success with kneebars from x-guard as well as when passing with the single underhook
     
  13. Mike Wilson Jr.

    Mike Wilson Jr. Amateur Fighter

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    Fabio's kneebar from Euros. After i saw him hit it, i started playing with it.

    Very unexpected.

     
  14. JarMan

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    Darkslide632 Brown Belt

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    Haha, that was awesome. I saw it coming and was trying to figure out what it would take to finish it. Apparently not much.
     
  16. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    I recently discovered the kneebar when they try to roll out of the omoplata. I have yet to hit it in a roll.

    I use very few leglocks in general, but the one kneebar I hit is to spin for it when he is trying to establish deep half.
     
  17. Forkfoot

    Forkfoot Red Belt

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    I love to alternate between kneebars and toe-hold attacks set up from reverse mount.
     
  18. HEELHOOKURAZZ

    HEELHOOKURAZZ Orange Belt

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    I like the top half guard kneebar or the rolling kneebar.
     
  19. dza76wutang

    dza76wutang Black Belt

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    Top version of the bottom half one I like. I find it MUCH harder to finish from the top.

    Anyone ever try the reverse viktor roll* entry? It's kind of like the sliding heelhook Imanari uses but you go to a kneebar instead of a heel hook. I can do it on a compliant partner but I've never finished it live.

    *AFAIK A Sambist named Viktor "invented" (probably rediscovered, but hey, who knows?) the rolling kneebar so the reverse direction is, again AFAIK called a reverse Viktor roll. Anyone know if this is true?
     
  20. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    Here is one of the best kneebar enteries you can find. I will post the entry video, the kneebar video and the option B video





     

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