Gordon Ryan going through some details to help prevent your opponent slipping out of armlocks.
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Good morning guys. Heres a quick clip (i tried to make it 1 minute for ig) on one great option as to how we can control our opponents posture to set up a tight juji gatame from closed guard. When playing closed guard you must start thinking about your partners spine as a lever and the longest end of the lever being the top of their head. The closer you can work your legs to the long end of the lever the easier time youll have controlling your partners posture. Once you have posture controlled via toplock its time to start creating an advantageous angle actually get over our partners face with our leg. The key element to securing your partners elbow within your hip line is that the height of your knee remains higher than the height of your partners ear. I encourage of all of to play around with this while drilling/training. Whenever you are attempting juji gatame from bottom position (in MOST cases) just get your knee above the height of your partners ear. they can posture, stand up, whatever they want and the elbow will not slide out. The second the knee slips below the height of your partners ear you will lose them everytime. Just with this simple insight the finishing percentage you have from bottom position will massively increase. After playing with this share some results in the comments @nickyrod247