In this great grappling match between Garry Tonon and DJ Jackson,we can see incredible takedown defense against relentless pressure.
Tonon is defending Jackson’s numerous shots by spreading his arms like an airplane and granby rolling.
A Granby roll is a popular wrestling reversal,which is set up from an inferior position. When the opponent is holding the waist, the bottom wrestler rolls out and escapes.
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Granby Rolls are one of the first moves a newbie learns in bjj, right next to breakfalls and shrimping.
While there are some variations it’s hard to discount universal benefits of Granby’s. The Granby roll is a wrestling reversal named for Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia, where it was popularized by coach Billy Martin SR.
A Granby roll is performed from an inferior position, usually when the top wrestler has a hold upon the lower wrestler’s waist from the side or when moving to “take the back.” The bottom wrestler rises slightly and cross steps under his own body, using it to post as they kick high with the other leg and perform a shoulder roll to the inside shoulder, either achieving an escape or an arm lock on the other wrestler.
Now Bjj black belt Sonny Brown did a very interesting study about the use of Granby rolls in mma.