Pummel1ng to the body with elbows

Being clinched up in the over-under body-lock position is quite common in MMA. The position itself is neutral, so j in order to make something happen you need to turn your over-hook into a second under-hook. If you can manage 0 this, then you can synch in the double under-hook body-lock, establish control, and take your opponent to the ground. 2 However, this won't always be easy. In order to pummel in for the under-hook you need to create separation between jj you and your opponent so you can maneuver your arm to the inside of his arm. The way you create that separation is by moving your head away from the arm you're trying to pummel in. When your opponent feels you do this, he will □ most likely pummel his opposite arm in to replace his over-hook with an under-hook. As he does this, he too will move his head away from his pummeling arm to create separation. It is at this moment, when both you and your opponent are shifting position, that some striking options become available. Personally, I like to throw an elbow strike. As long as you throw the elbow as you and your opponent are shifting positions, you will not only have the space needed to land the strike, but your opponent's head will also be moving directly into the blow, making it more powerful. Once you land your shot, you should immediately swim your arm back in and continue pummeling for body control.

I'm tied up with Albert in the body pummel position.

I posture up and create the space needed to maneuver my right hand to the inside of Albert's left arm.

I'm tied up with Albert in the body pummel position.

As I pummel my right hand underneath Albert's left arm, I angle my right elbow upward.

I throw my right elbow into Albert's left eye.

Following through with the elbow, I swoop my right arm directly underneath Albert's right arm.

secure an under-hook on my right side.

As I pummel my right hand underneath Albert's left arm, I angle my right elbow upward.

I throw my right elbow into Albert's left eye.

Following through with the elbow, I swoop my right arm directly underneath Albert's right arm.

secure an under-hook on my right side.

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