Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 11 - Knee On Belly Escape to Heel Hook

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 11 - Knee On Belly Escape to Heel Hook

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Masakazu's opponent has knee on belly, so he brings his knee behind the leg and grabs it with his arm, also behind the leg. He bumps him to the side, landing with the leg next to him, in perfect to position to grab the foot and finish the heel hook. He also shows a variation where he comes to the top and passes right away.


Inside the University 317 - Cross Choke with Your Leg from Knee on Belly

Inside the University 317 - Cross Choke with Your Leg from Knee on Belly

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From knee on belly, Xande has the near side collar grip, and his opponent tries to escape by pushing at his knee. Xande drops his weight on his opponent, trapping his arm, and straightens his forearm against the neck. To finish the choke, he steps his leg over the head and squeezes with his arm and leg.

Inside the University 316 - Spinning Armbar from Knee on Belly

Inside the University 316 - Spinning Armbar from Knee on Belly

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Xande has knee on belly and his opponent pushes on his knee, so Xande first underhooks the arm, keeping his elbow against the inside of his knee. His other hand pushes the head down as he steps over it to the other side. As he finishes his pivot, he reaches and grabs his opponent's pants at the knee, and then falls back for the armbar. He also has the option to bring his leg across his opponent's body to finish.

Inside the University 315 - Baseball Choke from Knee on Belly

Inside the University 315 - Baseball Choke from Knee on Belly

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From the knee on belly position, Xande grips his opponent's near side collar with his thumb inside. He releases his grip on the hip with the other hand, and brings it to the far side collar with four fingers inside, with his hands now gripping like a baseball bat. Now Xande spins to north-south, making sure to bring his forearm across the neck, and places his head on the same side his body was just at. To finish the choke, Xande gets on his toes, picking his hips off the ground and creating more pressure on his opponent.

Inside the University 314 - Maintaining Knee on Belly Control

Inside the University 314 - Maintaining Knee on Belly Control

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Xande shows how he likes to maintain control while in knee on belly position. His method of control is pulling up the collar on the near side while pushing the far hip down. When his opponent tries to escape his hips or scoot away, Xande keeps his grips and follows with his knee.

Inside the University 313 - Knee on Belly Basics

Inside the University 313 - Knee on Belly Basics

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Xande goes over some details of establishing a proper knee on belly position. In actuality, it's his shin that goes across the belly, and it's important he keep his foot off the mat in order to apply more pressure on his opponent. He also shows how he extends his body when his opponent bumps his hips, and how he follows him if he tries to escape his hips.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 9 - Armbar from Knee on Belly

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 9 - Armbar from Knee on Belly

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Giva is controlling his opponent from knee on belly, and he defends by pushing Giva's knee. Giva slides his knee forward on the mat and puts some pressure on the arm with his chest. He makes a grip on the back of the collar and his other arm comes underneath the wrist and grips his own collar. To finish the armbar, he brings his hips forward as he opens his chest. Giva shows a few variations to finish, depending on the reaction.

Inside the University 172 - Knee Slice & Knee on Belly

Inside the University 172 - Knee Slice & Knee on Belly

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Building on the Ankle Pick Sweep from the previous lesson, Xande demonstrates to us in key elements of the Knee Slice Pass and then how to transition to the Knee on Belly position.

Jeff Glover Donkey Guard and Triangles 11 - Triangle from Knee on Bicep

Jeff Glover Donkey Guard and Triangles 11 - Triangle from Knee on Bicep

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In this lesson we examine how to set up a triangle from the knee on bicep position.

Jeff Glover Donkey Guard and Triangles 10 - Triangle from Knee on Belly

Jeff Glover Donkey Guard and Triangles 10 - Triangle from Knee on Belly

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Jeff shows a quick way to jump into the mounted triangle from the knee on belly position.

Controlling the Knee on Belly

Controlling the Knee on Belly

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Xande teaches the concepts to control your opponent from the knee on belly. The knee on belly is a very dynamic position that requires frequent redistribution of weight and transitions depending on your opponent's reactions. In this lesson we learn some basic ways to distribute our weight to control our opponent.

Inside the University 82 - Knee on Belly Classic Escape and Running Escape Variations

Inside the University 82 - Knee on Belly Classic Escape and Running Escape Variations

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Saulo teaches three ways to escape the knee on belly. The classic approach relies on a quick hip bump with the right grips to topple your opponent when they have already established the position. The running escape to guard or running escape to single leg escapes move away from your opponent to either create the space to roll into guard or to get back on your knees. In all cases, it is important to cut down on the time of reaction for all of your escapes to increase the likelihood of escaping successfully.

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