Bodylock takedown to back

In the previous technique I demonstrated one of several ways that you can move around to your opponent's back and secure a body-lock. When you accomplish this, utilizing this technique allows you to bring him to the ground and secure back control. The move is pretty basic. You simply wrap one of your legs around one of your opponent's legs, and then drive forward and collapse him to the ground. If your opponent applies backward pressure to avoid getting taken down, a good remedy is ease up on your forward pressure and just sit him down on his butt. Either way, you'll be in a good position to slap on the rear naked choke. The most important part of this move is squeezing your body-lock tight so your chest remains pinned to your opponent's back. If you lose this control, you won't get the takedown.

I've taken Albert's back and secured a body-lock.

Keeping my body-lock tight, I hook my left leg around Albert's left leg.

With my first hook established, I lean all my weight forward. It is important to note that sometimes your opponent will go down easy, and sometimes he will put up a fight. If he puts up a fight, you may need to hop around and maintain balance as you work him to the mat. Eventually your weight will wear on him and force him to the ground.

Pressing all my weight into Albert, his body is forced forward and he falls to the mat.

I establish back control by hooking my right leg around Albert's right leg. As I do this, I prepare to slap on the rear naked choke by slipping my left arm around his neck.

To lock in the choke, I latch onto my right biceps with my left hand, and then I place my right hand behind Albert's head. Squeezing everything tight, I force Albert to tap.

Because I have Albert's left arm trapped underneath my left arm with my body-lock, he is unable to post on his left hand and automatically rolls onto his left shoulder.

I establish back control by hooking my right leg around Albert's right leg. As I do this, I prepare to slap on the rear naked choke by slipping my left arm around his neck.

To lock in the choke, I latch onto my right biceps with my left hand, and then I place my right hand behind Albert's head. Squeezing everything tight, I force Albert to tap.

Because I have Albert's left arm trapped underneath my left arm with my body-lock, he is unable to post on his left hand and automatically rolls onto his left shoulder.

Once I come down onto the ground, I pull Albert on top of me, roll toward my back, and work to hook my right leg around his right leg. If I can establish my second hook, I can secure back control.

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