High knees from Sprawl Control

j It's ideal to catch your opponent in a front headlock as you stuff his shot with a sprawl because you can immediately start dropping knees. However, sometimes your arm will end up on the wrong side of your opponent's head. In such a situation, keep your weight pressed down on your opponent and quickly maneuver your ami around his head and secure a front headlock. Once you get it, pick your butt up as high as you can to create as much distance as possible. If you don't create that distance, you're likely to get all jammed up and end up hitting your opponent's head with j your thigh rather than your knee. You also want to make your knee as sharp as possible and really drive it in. You can even tiy cutting an angle to land harder shots. If you're a striker and your opponent is relentless on completing the takedown, you might want to land a couple of knees and then work back to your feet if you don't get the knockout. If you're a grappler, you may want to land a couple of knees and then run around and take his back.

Here I am demonstrating how to grip your opponent's head when you capture him in the north/south sprawl control position. I cup my right hand underneath Reagan's chin, and then wrap my right arm around the left side of his head.
High Guard Position

Coming up onto my feet, I elevate my hips above my shoulders. I then drive my weight through my right shoulder and into Reagan's upper back.

Keeping the front headlock tight and continuing to drive my weight down into Reagan's back, I lift my right leg high into the air.

Coming up onto my feet, I elevate my hips above my shoulders. I then drive my weight through my right shoulder and into Reagan's upper back.

Keeping the front headlock tight and continuing to drive my weight down into Reagan's back, I lift my right leg high into the air.

Still applying downward pressure with my body, I drive my right knee straight down into the top of Reagan's head. It is important to note that as I drop my knee, I use my control grip to pull Reagan's head into the strike. This prevents Reagan from being able to pull away as the knee lands.

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