This is my latest sparring video, which I think is pretty cool because for the first time ever, I managed to lock in a bow and arrow choke in a real spar (not during a drill or a flow roll).
I have been training lapel manipulations and stuffs in recent weeks but I could not apply them in this video. Pulling your opponent’s lapel turns out to be a lot harder than it looks. I could only get the lapel once my opponent’s belt comes off in this video but again, I only use it for transitioning instead of attacking or submitting.
I also notice that I am still not very comfortable when I have top position. I often lose balance and really need to stay focus in maintaining position instead of rushing for submission. In the video, I almost paid the price for being too in a rush when I go for an armbar.
The bow and arrow was not my initial intention, as you can see. I initially attempted for an arm-in rear choke but since my opponent defended it well, I transitioned for the bow and arrow because I saw his knee and pants were within my reach to grab.
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