‘No Hands’ drill for maintaining side control

BJJ Bristol Artemis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Maintaining Side Control

It’s side control month again, where this week we’re looking at maintaining side control. Last night focused on ‘hip to hip’ side control (class write-up on slideyfoot.com as always), with lots of drills intended to help students get used to mobility from side control.

In the ‘no hands’ drill, you have to try and either maintain or escape side control, but with a twist: your hands are either behind your back or tucked into your belt. The idea is to help students really focus on where they are putting their weight and staying mobile. You can check out some brief Instagram video here, on our @artemisbjj account. The longer YouTube version is embedded below: be sure to follow our YouTube channel if you haven’t already! 🙂

On Wednesday we’ll be covering some transitional movements, before progressing to a sequence of related attacks on Friday with the breadcutter choke. Open mat is on as normal on Sunday, although Can and several of the team will be at the Hereford Open. Best of luck to everybody competing.

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