Look Ma, No Hands! Forearm Chokes For Side Control Folks

Who doesn’t love a little bread cutter action when they’re playing in side control? Problem is, unless you’re working the arm trap effectively that forearm choke is pretty easy to defend.

Black belt Drew Weatherhead cleans up the old white belt belt move of chest-to-chest side control pressure + thumb-in lapel grip + gravity and takes it into high belt territory by taking your opponent’s defending arm out of the equation. Watch as he uses his knee to arm trap, staples the arm to the floor, drags it down to create space for his lowering elbow, then drives right into the throat for the tap you’re seeking:

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