These days, it seems as if everyone is on the lookout for a hack to get better in Jiu-Jitsu. They want that “fast route” to improvement and to getting more finishes… Without putting in the work.
Well, sorry to disappoint you, but that’s not going to happen. You simply have to put in the work if you wish to get better in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And it’s only then that you’ll be able to use some tips and tricks for faster progress.
For example, there’s one really easy-to-use Armbar and Leglock hack that you can use right now!
Think back to the instances when you lost what you thought was a perfect Armbar or Leglock. Can you point out what happened, that caused you this loss of a certain tap?
More often than not, it’s going to be that your training partner escaped his elbow or knee joint far enough to make the escape. This is called “escaping the elbow/knee line”. Don’t worry – you’ll learn more about it on the video below.
So, if that’s the problem, what could possibly be the solution then?
The solution is: instead of just pushing the arm down and pressing it tightly against you, pull it up as well!
This will do two things. Firstly, it will make it much more difficult for your opponent to escape the submission. And secondly, as you’re pulling their arm/leg up, you’re lengthening it and maximizing the potential force you could exercise on their joint to get the tap.
Watch Tom, from “The Grappling Academy”, demonstrate on the video below: