If you train Jiujitsu, you have all fell victim to one of the most dreaded positions known to man... KNEE RIDE(aka-Knee on belly).
This, if done correctly, can lay waste to your opponent. The pressure you create. The inability of your opponent to draw a decent breath. The transitions this position sets you up for are undeniable. Knee Ride, beautiful.
The knee ride is one of my personal favorite positions. From side control, mount, north south, even passing the guard, the knee ride is there waiting. The ability to set up chokes (cross collar chokes, bat chokes, ezekiels) and arm locks
is unbelievable. For me, this is my most dominant position.
Basic set up from side control: You start out with your basic side control position. Cross face, underhook, knees in tight to your opponent. Underhooking arm creates a frame across your opponents hip line. Crossface arm now reaches back to control the sleeve or tricep of your opponent. You can now slide
the knee nearest to the hip, across the chest, hip to armpit, hooking your foot at the hip. Frame arm now gets a grip on the far collar shoulder to chest level. Place your opposite foot down on the mat, knee up, Now, simply posture up, and begin driving your knee down while pulling up on both far collar grip, and sleeve controlled grip. Now, the fun for you and the terror for your opponent begins. Knee ride, I LOVE IT.
Try the knee ride out for yourself. Feel free to hit me up with questions. At Davis Martial Arts in Humble, we train hard. We focus on technique. We look to improve each student to the best of their abilities.
Davis Martial Arts Academy
Owner and head instructor of Davis Martial Arts Academy in Humble Texas