GB Learning : Knee on the Belly

This is known mostly as a powerful submission position but truth is that the control and transitions are where the true value of knee on the belly lay. Let’s see some of the options from knee on belly and end with a escape from this tough position.

1) Baseball vs Cross Collar from Knee on Belly
What is the difference between 2 of the most powerful chokes from knee on the belly position? GB Colarado Springs shows the details.

2) Brabo choke from knee on belly / Estrangulamento Partindo do Joelho na Barriga
This is one of the techniques we see black belts submitting other black belts with in competition. The lapel control is very powerful and here is how you set it up.

3) Guillotine Choke from Knee on Belly
Catch the guillotine choke when the opponent tries to escape from knee on belly turning to turtle position. Nice setup!

4) Reverse knee on belly
Have you ever seen this variation by Professor Bryan Waltz? This control position is especially useful when your opponent and bridging and pushing to escape your side control.

5) Knee on belly escape: Stiff arm to ankle pick sweep
This is a very common question among intermediate level students of jiu-jitsu. Prof. Draculino shows a great escape that will help you get out of trouble and reverse the situation.

What is your best technique from knee on the belly position?

See also on Gracie Barra : Arm Bar From The Guard

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