05-31-2011, 10:48 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
|She's got it more or less right but (as someone who loves this move; I learned it watching Jeff Monson growing up and have had a lot of fun messing around with it over the years, despite not really using it as a serious attack unless I wanted to hurt my opponent) there are a few details that its important to pay attention to.
Not the last word on this attack, and obviously this is posted because they are hot chicks. But I thought the notes might be helpful for those interested in MMA grappling.
- It is very important to pinch the elbows together as you perform the can opener. It puts the strain on the neck and protects the opponent from attacking the armbars as easily.
- Do not, under any circumstances, extend the arms all the way. She reaches out to grab behind her opponent's head, and if your opponent sucks at jiu-jitsu, you can get away with that. If they don't, they'll crank your arms all to hell. Personally, I use the can opener if my opponent is already attempting a high guard, pulling me forward off my center of gravity.
- She's gets this right, but it is worth mentioning. Make sure when performing the can opener to sit back and pull your opponent up. I've seen people attempt to use the can opener while stacking their opponent, and while it is uncomfortable, it basically just gives them a high open guard position, and that can be pretty dangerous for the top guy, as you don't have a whole lot of space to see attacks coming.
- After releasing the can opener, you have to move immediately to kill the leg of the opened guard. You cannot give your opponent time, because they are sitting up and in a fairly aggressive position, either to take a deep full guard position (open or closed) or a sweet half or butterfly position, depending on what their preference is and how you attempt the pass.
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