High level MMA competition has often been compared to chess.
Like chess masters, top fighters constantly go over various scenarios, studying counters and counters-to-the-counters.
The more techniques you study and drill, the easier it will be to anticipate your opponent’s moves and set yourself up to land strikes, improve your position, or snag a submission.
While mastering the basics is essential, slipping in an unconventional technique can be a fun and effective way to throw your opponent off of their game.
In the video below, Pro fighter and CSW instructor Ben “Badger” Jones demonstrates 3 sneaky submissions not commonly seen in traditional submission grappling arts.
The first submissions is a facelock that uses pressure to jam your opponent’s jaw out of alignment, similar to a slow motion knockout punch.
Yes, it’s nasty.
Yes, it will make you an unpopular training partner if you try it on your unsuspecting buddies.
But if you ever find yourself in the middle of a close “chess match” of a fight, perhaps a bit of facial harassment could be a game changer in your favor.
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