Does your academy teach slam defense when you’re on the offensive? Do you know how to brace yourself? When to let a position or submission go?
If not, this could be you.
The first and simple answer to this dilemma is to let go right? But we want the submission so lets get into a single simple detail to help you prevent the slam and finish the sub.
Depending on the submission or position they share something in common. They hook the leg with their arm and lock themselves to their opponent.
If a slam is imminent and hooking the leg is no longer or never was an option it’s crucial to protect the back of your head. First you must tuck your chin. If it’s possible, brace your arm and hand behind your head. Check this guy here. He knows hes getting lifted for the drop but does zero things list above.
Please don’t jump guard guys, but if you do don’t depend on your opponent to hold you up. Protect yourself from the slam at all times!
It’s always good to practice how to prevent injury. Sometimes you can’t see it coming and there’s nothing you can do. This is a combat sport after all.
Do you or any of your instructors teach slams or slam prevention/protection? If so, let us know!