6 Submission Attacks From the Top By Gracie Barra Black Belts

Last week Gracie Barra Blog showed 5 videos on how to pass various types of the guard. 

Now that you have gained top control, the question becomes: How do you attack? This week, Gracie Barra brings you 6 Submission Attacks from top control.

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1) Double Attack from the Mount with Prof. Philipe Della Monica

The mount is the most dominant top position in jiu-jistu. Combine your attacks to keep your opponent guessing.


2) 2 Lapel Chokes From Side Mount Control

Side control is a stable position to control your opponent and apply heavy top pressure.


3) A tricky leg submission from side mount

Opponent defending your attempt to mount? Catch them with this leg attack that they won’t see (figuratively and literally!) coming.


4) Prof. Marcos Perez Teaches Triangle Attack from Side Mount 
* This is a GREAT triangle variation for students with shorter legs!


5) Professor Marcelo Rezende attacks with a surprise armlock from Side Control

This variation of arm / shoulder lock is known as “waki gatame” in judo and is usually performed standing in a self defense situation.

6) Professor Flavio Almeida shows how to attack the Arm Triangle in transition 

Can you submit your opponent from half mount? Flavio Almeida shows how with a choke that is effective with or without the kimono.


read also: Specific Training: A Great Training Method

Credits: Mark Mullen 
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam
Twitter: @MarkMullenBJJ