BJJ guys don’t know this Kimura set up: one on one to Kimura!
In his latest release from BJJ Fanatics, famed grappling and MMA Coach Neil Melanson opens up the playbook for his Ground Marshal Half Guard techniques. One of the positions he explores is the Octopus Guard. In simplest terms, the Octopus Guard shows itself in half guard when the opponent turns their back to you to try to pass half guard, or when you have been able to swim under their cross face arm and secure your own grip across their back, connected to the farside lat muscle.
For more from this series, check out Neil Melanson’s Ground Marshal Half Guard available now! You can get it here from BJJ Fanatics. And while you’re at it, check out one or more of the other great selections from this famed coach.