Basic Jiu Jitsu Curriculum – Lesson 3d -Countering The Headlock From Bottom

Headlock From Bottom (maintain the position and counter)

  1. 1
    Modified Mount: As he turns, adjust legs, slide back knee up and top foot goes on ground, hips and weight back and low arms wide so he doesn't throw you on your face. Don’t try to lift your head. Relax. You can also punch from here with your knee behind his head.
  2. 2
    BG releases and goes to knees? Take the back & RNC.
  3. 3
    BG does not release the headlock? He doesn’t let go, frame into his head, drive your weight forward until he releases. Take his arm from behind your neck and get the seatbelt (BG is on his side; you lay behind him on your side). Pull him on you and establish the second hook to RNC.

Jiu Jitsu Drill: Maintain the mount against resistance. Work in the headlock from the bottom moves.

Whenever you get the mount in a fight be ready for your opponent to do everything in their power to knock you off. Your job is the neutralize their escape attempts and wear them out. Ideally, they will become discouraged and surrender from this alone. If not, their exhaustion should make them much easier to submit.