Last weekend it was our pleasure at Davis Martial Arts in Humble Texas, to have a good friend come in and drop some knowledge on us. Eddie Avelar showed up in rare form with some great techniques that actually fit right into my own personal game.
Over the last 16 years, I have participated in a lot of seminars. I have had the opportunity to train with some really exceptional talents. February 6th was no different. Eddie has always had an unusual approach to Jiujitsu and when we have rolled in the past, has given me fits. To put it simply, he is a tricky S.O.B.
We started the seminar off with some warm ups and then into some chokes I had seen before. I was down with it, but was waiting anxiously for the plot to thicken. And in his true rare fashion, I wasn't disappointed. He went right into his "Ferris Wheel" choke which is a modified Ninja Choke. The set up was similar but the finish is what was different. Instead of turning and dropping the head to the hip, which allows your partner to roll, he would bounce over your partners body, landing in a bridge on the opposite side. A ton of crossbody chest pressure on you partner. You were tapping half way thru it and your partner had no chance to roll. Sweet modification.
We then worked into an unusual "Americana". I wouldn't exactly call it an Americana because of the setups and the way you finished, but the principal behind this move was similar. You would start in side control and work towards what we refer to as "Carlos' Favorite" named after Carlos Machado, a submission which he had shown us at a previous seminar many years ago and is actually one of my favorites. (THANKS CARLOS). It starts out as cross body arm lock but of course your partner counters by trying to escape out the back door. You slide across attempting the arm lock as you sit your hip to their shoulder creating ALOT of pressure. facing your partners knees. You maintain the original underhook, then stuff the hand and wrist under your nearest thigh at your own knee. You stay heavy hip and walk towards the knees. Tap city.
Keep in mind I have been training Jiujitsu for 16 years and I have seen a lot of techniques but these were completely new to me.
There were some others from the leg lasso as well, set ups, sweeps and counters. I am saving these for myself for awhile. (its Eddie's secrets but I wanna try them out a little before I give it away). But I can tell you this, I have been working the lasso counter and it works. So far about a 90% success on the counter.
Humble Jiujitsu is proud to of had our friend Eddie Avelar come in and share some of his little secrets.
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