Controlling your opponents in BJJ can be tough, especially in No Gi because of the lack of control due to the slippery rashguards. This gets even tougher if you need to do so when they turtle up; it is just so easy to slip off of them, and to end up in a bad position!
There’s an alternative to it, though – a Dagestani one. Khabib Nurmagomedov himself is famous for using a leg weave pass which evolves into a bodylock pass and into a handcuff or Dagestani hammer lock.
SETTING UP THE HANDCUFF HAMMER LOCK
In this video, Khabib Nurmagomedov shows how he sets it up:
How about the counter to that seemingly unstoppable technique?
In this video, Henry Akins, a BJJ black belt under Rickson Gracie, shows a powerful counter the Khabib’s leg weave pass: