This powerful technique is based on a simple yet effective concept: the further you move your opponent’s elbows away from his body, the weaker his defenses will be.

Understanding how to capitalize on this position will quickly increase your ability to get submissions and control and dominate your opponents.

In this short video, Ryan Hall teaches some of the fundamental concepts and theory behind the open elbow.

The Open Elbow by Ryan Hall

November 06, 2015 — Casey Kluver