How to do the Americana Keylock Defense

Americana Keylock Defense

The window of opportunity to defend against the mounted Americana is short. Here is a last-ditch option when your opponent is going for the lock. Follow these tips to improve your options when rolling.

It is always recommended to find a certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor who can guide you through all these techniques. Do not try them on your own because you might get injured.

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and in self-defense situations. Sparring (commonly referred to as rolling) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. To read more about Jiu-Jitsu visit Wikipedia

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