Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Stop that pesky elbow in thigh!

It's pretty safe to say that some where in our early Jiu Jitsu days, we've been guilty of applying the elbows in the thighs of your training partner or competition opponent in a last ditch attempt to open their guard.  It's also safe to say that we've all had it done to us at some point.

I recall training at a gym in Rossendale, back in the mists of time, when I was a blue belt, with a very good friend from Uni; after a few rounds of rolling, the instructor, with grave seriousness, told us all it was time for 'pressure point sparring', which of course included elbow in thighs and pretty much elbows in every part of the body.  

Try it out in class sometime.

Happy memories indeed.

In a bid to combat this deadly guard attack, Stephan Kesting shows you a number of ways to counter, so watch and learn...........

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