From the desk of: Henry Akins
7:41 PM PST
I’ve been filming this awhile now, and I’m proud to announce my “Ultimate Armlocks Escapes Course”.
For the last couple years, I’ve been getting stories from guys all over the world, who’ve trained 10, 15, even 20 years, about how the Hidden Jiu-Jitsu knowledge I share has completely changed their understanding of jiu-jitsu.
All of a sudden, their jiu-jitsu is much more effective, much more efficient, and it feels easy.
I want that for you too.
And now I’d like to share with you 5 key concepts which, if you take the time to understand and apply (this course is designed to make it easy for you), you will have all the knowledge you need to escape any armlock with leverage instead of strength.
I tell all my students, especially white belts looking to earn their blue belts, the most important thing you can do in your training is to always... always... relax, and learn to be effective with your technique, NOT strength!
What happens is, students will make up for the 20-30% of the technique they don’t understand, or don’t know all the details for, with strength.
Which is such an awful trade, because all you get is a cheap, one-time tap here or there, meanwhile, you’re building terrible habits you’ll have to change down the road.
When you “muscle it” to get the effect, you create holes in your jiu-jitsu. This is not only a challenge to learning proper technique, because you have to go back and fix your muscle memory later, but also… it’s dangerous.
If you have to fight a bigger, stronger opponent, having sloppy technique and muscling it will do 2 dangerous things.
The first is, you’ll wear out quicker. Since you never really know when a fight will be over until it’s over, your highest priority after staying safe is to conserve energy. If you’re too tired to fight, you’re in big trouble. And sloppy technique is a fast way to exhaust yourself.
The other thing is, if you’re fighting someone bigger and stronger, you need to know your techniques are 100% effective. Any weak spot, any sloppiness, can get you seriously maimed, or worse, if your techniques don’t work against someone bigger and stronger than you.
Basically, if you can’t make your techniques work in a way that feels easy, you’re doing something wrong.
That said, here are the 5 key concepts you need to understand and master, to escape any armlock: