Pulling Guard Like a Boss

The title of this post is how I think about yoko tomoe nage in the context of BJJ. Joel Gerson explains it best:

It’s a throw that I very much like to do in jiu jitsu when my opponent stiff arms me with a bent over defensive posture. The version I prefer is the more on-the-move one that I first saw Justin Flores do, kind of like in this video:

And a very interesting variation again from Joel Gerson, starting out with just one grip:

In judo tournaments, I avoid this throw because it easy for to become just a way to enter into ground work (which I’m trying to avoid when I’m looking to get stand-up experience). But in jiu jitsu, it’s a nice option to keep in the bag against a defensive opponent.

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