This is a technique from a position that Clyde Grant posted a while back. His article was a knee strike from a ‘quarter-nelson.’ This is an option in place of or after the knee strike.
This technique, like all sacrificial throws requires 100% commitment from start to finish. But unlike most sacrificial techniques this can be done relatively slowly as long as you have a tight grip secured on his neck to keep him low and at your level. Enjoy! I hope to post more stuff on this awesome website!
First we start off in ‘Collar Tie’ clinch. I swim my right hand (the one that held arm control) out of the clinch. (This is exaggerated and in real time there should be NO gap when pummeling.)
I pummel my way into an over hook and back under his arm to grasp his head.
Keeping the head control I had with my left hand, I turn tightly to my left and grasp my own wrist, thus securing the quarter-nelson. This has to be done with no gaps, or his arm will get free and you want it pinned behind your torso.
This should be the position you end up in. From this position you can throw the knee strikes as seen in Clyde Grant’s article.
The Takedown: Part 1
Loop your leg in tight up between his legs, high by his crotch. Reach down and wrap your arm around his leg. This is important, to wrap it tightly and not just grasp it. Any gap you give him is space for escape. Keep what grip you can on his head to ensure he follows you when you roll.
The Takedown: Part 2 and Finish
Drop down and roll sideways. Extend your right leg behind him to trip him as he is forced down with you. You can grasp his leg much tighter then I am in this sequence, but you may have to stress his left arm to do so. Be careful with this, as you have your opponent’s shoulder and elbow cranked once you hit the ground. From here you can secure the heel hook.
The first leg control option is an obvious triangle lock.
This is a good option if his second leg is giving you trouble.
This option is good if you are having trouble securing the heel hook and want to attack both legs at the same time with a number of various double ankle locks.