5 MMA Submission Techniques
Want to learn five MMA submission techniques? Staying alive on the mat is your number one goal in mixed martial arts. Actually, winning might be your number one goal, but then the two kind of go hand in hand. Check out these MMA submission techniques to step up your game and instill a little fear into your competitors.
- Triangle MMA submission technique. This is an effective MMA submission technique perfect for smashing a guy's head right into your crotch. But it's not as bad as it sounds - he'll be suffocating more than you. When you're the opponent on the bottom, wrap your legs around your opponent's body, grab his wrist and punch it into his own stomach. Slide your legs up to his neck and clasp your legs around his head. He'll be face-down between your stomach and crotch. Combine this with the fact that your legs are squeezing all the life out of him, and you'll probably win this round.
- Russian Tie submission technique. This arm-crusher is a little more involved, but still effective for beating your opponent into submission. In some circumstances, it could break an arm, so approach this move cautiously until you gain proficiency. Standing next to your partner side by side, take his arm, bend it inward and bend him down to the ground. Whip one leg over the arm, squeeze and lean forward to bring his arm to the ground. Alternately, you can also roll backward, keeping his arm in between your legs.
- Kimura MMA submission technique. This is another technique you can use when you find yourself as the bottom opponent. It works best when your opponent is directly on top of you. Grab the left wrist, bend the elbow back, and clasp your own wrist to keep it in locked position. Twist your legs around his body and flip him over, keeping the arm locked.
- Go Go Plata MMA submission technique. The Go Go Plata submission technique also starts out on the ground and again locks the opponent's arm and head into position. Wrap one leg around the opponent's arm, bring your leg up below his neck and bend his head toward you, choking him over your ankle. Squeeze as long as necessary.
- Omoplata submission technique. This move builds on the Go Go Plata move, but instead of bringing the head down, you'll turn your opponent onto the mat. Wrap one leg around the opponent's arms, launch your body in the same direction, and sit up. Your opponent should land face down on the mat.