TFS#108: Ezekiel to the Back, Back Pain, & Your Stand Up

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Head and Arm to Ezekiel Choke (and taking the back)

We went over getting to the Mount and threatening the Head and Arm Choke.

With a bad angle, the Head and Arm Choke can be difficult to finish.

The easy progression from here is adjusting to an Ezekiel Choke.

This video from AOJ will cover this choke from the Head and Arm position.

In this video, Gui Mendes shows the technique from both Half Guard and Leg Drag.

🔑 Key detail: Don’t rush to connect your hands for the choke. Use your head to trap their arm. If in the Half Guard or Leg Drag, I like tripod up and get into Mount to establish the position. (And get 4 points if you’re competing.)

You can also use the Ezekiel Choke to take the back.


12 Minutes for the Lower Back

Click here if you want a simple routine to help your lower back.

It’ll help you target your hip flexors tight glutes and hamstrings.

3 mobility drills, 2 minutes each side, only 12 minutes.

C’mon…you can do this in front of your TV.


Resources you’ll love

🥋 If you need extra help finishing the choke. (link)

🥋 Let’s say you’re having a hard time controlling the Head and Arm and prefer to attack from the S-Mount. (link)

👉 Use your water bottle to improve your Jiu-Jitsu. (link)

👉 Avoid injuries and build practical Jiu-Jitsu strength with just one exercise. (link)

🥋 Get the most out of your strength training for Jiu-Jitsu. (link)

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Don’t Be 1-Dimensional

The worst thing you can do for yourself in a hyper competitive world is to be 1-dimensional.

Any slight variation will throw you off and can leave you behind.

You don’t need to be an expert nor do you need to study intensively in every subject.

But you need to give yourself options.

Small doses of supplemental studying will help you survive through different challenges that are thrown at you.

Stay flexible, stay fluid.

See you on the mats,


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