I was pretty happy when I found out we were going to review the Bow and Arrow and Rodeo chokes from Turtle position. I remember going over these, and I remember how awkward they were for me the first time. I’ve been in the position to use these quite a few times, but couldn’t recall in the moment what the steps were to execute them.
I couldn’t believe when I went back and reviewed my notes that it was almost a year ago when we first went over the Rodeo choke, and last November since we set up the Bow and Arrow from turtle.
I as really excited to find during drilling these two that they were a little less clumsy for me. Here are the details I was able to record by writing notes in class, which is something I’ve switched to instead of trying to remember details after an exhausting hour of getting beat up by Ed.
Bow and Arrow:
- Opponent in turtle
- Drive knee into pocket and grip the opposite shoulder. Work to get knee to the mat
- Opposite hand in to open the lapel. Don’t reach so deep that you can be rolled. Pull it down to get it tight to his neck
- Hand under neck, thumb in and deep.
- Opposite hand on the small of back to keep him down
- Switch the leg in the pocket and step around to opposite pocket
- Hand into the hole between his heel and thigh
- Forward roll and shoot leg deep
- Other leg over shoulder
- Same setup as Bow and Arrow, but instead of stepping over into the opposite pocket, swing leg all the way around (spin) to sit on head/neck.
- Fall back, pinch knees, leg press out and down