Overthe TopElbow

A lot of opponents will instinctively grab a hold of your wrists when you're in their guard to set up submissions and prevent you from punching them in the face. When your opponent decides to play wrist control, a good option is to fold your arm over his arm and land an elbow to his face. Your opponent will probably attempt to lift his arm to protect his face, but as long as you fold your elbow all the way over his arm, the strike will usually land flush.

I'm in Mark's full guard. He's controlling my wrists with his hands, trying to hinder me from punching.

Unable to punch due to Mark's wrist control, I decide to throw an over the top elbow. I begin by leaning slightly to my left and rotating my right shoulder up and forward. This places my right elbow above Mark's left elbow.

Once I get my right elbow over the top of Mark's left elbow, it becomes very difficult for him to block the strike. Continuing to rotate my shoulder circularly, I drive my weight forward and drop my elbow straight down into Mark's face.

I'm in Mark's full guard. He's controlling my wrists with his hands, trying to hinder me from punching.

With punching difficult due to Mark's wrist control, I reach my left hand across his body and latch onto his left wrist to set up an over the top elbow.

Pinning Mark's left wrist to his chest with my left hand, I throw my right elbow over his left arm.

Now that my right elbow is above Mark's left arm, I let go of his wrist. Continuing to rotate my shoulder circularly, I drive my weight forward and drop my elbow straight down into Mark's face.

I'm in Mark's full guard. He's controlling my wrists with his hands, trying to hinder me from punching.

With punching difficult due to Mark's wrist control, I reach my left hand across his body and latch onto his left wrist to set up an over the top elbow.

Pinning Mark's left wrist to his chest with my left hand, I throw my right elbow over his left arm.

Now that my right elbow is above Mark's left arm, I let go of his wrist. Continuing to rotate my shoulder circularly, I drive my weight forward and drop my elbow straight down into Mark's face.

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