GB Technique: Attack from the Bottom with Prof Carrielo

This week on GB Blog we look at some creative ways to attack your opponent from the bottom. Although our priority is to defend and escape on the bottom, we can also look to put our opponent on the defensive by attacking from the bottom positions.
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Let’s take a look at some variations of these bottom attacks with one of the top Gracie Barra Black Belts – Prof Eduardo Carrielo of GB Oval in the UK
Escape side control to inverted armbar
From defense to offense instantly – your opponent will never even know what hit them!
Escape side control to Americana
Turn the tables on your opponent from the bottom by attacking their arm that is attempting to control your head.
Closed guard lapel attacks
When your opponent is wise to your usual closed guard attacks, employing the opponent’s lapel to create a cross choking grip opens up a series of submission attacks
Z guard to back take to belly down armbar
One of your primary strategies from half guard bottom is to use your underhook to hunt for the opponent’s back. This opens up other opportunities when the opponent defends
See also on GB Technique:
GB Technique: Passing Different Guard Styles
Writer: Mark Mullen, Gracie Barra Black Belt