Balto said:North-south is very useful against people who are good at shrimping to guard. It is the top position that places your body as far away from your opponent's legs as possible. It is also fairly easy to control your opponent's hips with your body weight.
I find it mainly useful when the opponent begins to shrimp to guard from side control. By transitioning to north-south, I can shut down his shrimping and still attack with nearly every upper body submission.
hamoom said:kimura, lots of chokes, stuff of that nature. there are things you can do from there. if you toe holds too if he brings his knees up
b0b said:Also, you can smother the guy on bottom and tire him out.
Soulfly said:Agreed. I used this last night during newaza practice. Just use the same catch chest pressure tactic (on your balls of your feet, putting all the weight foreword) on their head/chest. He tapped out from the pressure.
I won a few matches with that actually against less experienced dudes. I used wrestling jargon and called it a front-face lock, since it wasn't really a BJJ move... However, it won't work against more experienced people, who will just look at you funny...Soulfly said:Agreed. I used this last night during newaza practice. Just use the same catch chest pressure tactic (on your balls of your feet, putting all the weight foreword) on their head/chest. He tapped out from the pressure.
SmashiusClay said:There's a really sweet arm lock from there called the elbow hook, sort of like a heel hook but (suprise suprise) its on the arm. mind you the best thing to do from north south is throw knees.
eesh, this one's a nit awkward to explain but I'll give it a go cos this is a great move if you get it right, let me know if any bits are unclear.parallax86 said:explain?
zicherja said:if the opponents hands are in tight in side control, I find moving to north south enables me to get my elbows into their armpits and eventually control them. Put all your weight down to control hip movement. Can go for chokes, trap arm to armbar, or take opponents back rather easily.
SmashiusClay said:eesh, this one's a nit awkward to explain but I'll give it a go cos this is a great move if you get it right, let me know if any bits are unclear.
Starting from north south you grab one of your opponents arms and over hook it so it wraps your body around the waist.
Pressing down on their other shoulder with your other hand you kick your legs to the side that you have the trapped arm and bring them underneath you so that you are sitting by his side with your feet by his knees. This is very like reverse scarf hold with their arm trapped under your armpit.
In order to prevent your opponent rolling backwards out off the lock hook your closest leg over the top of theirs, remaining face up.
From here you need to move your hips down so that they are as close to level with theirs as possible.
The arm that has theirs trapped should now cradle their elbow in a position very similar to that of a heel hook. Now bridge backwards and twist like in a heel hook and this willl put a lot of pressure on the shoulder.
Be very careful with this one as it is potentially very damaging.
Sort of its a shoulder lock with the same rotation direction, it is much more powerful and is very easy to set up when you get used to it.thecas said:If I get it correctly it is something like an Americana. Is it a variation of it?