Σάββατο, 10 Μαρτίου 2018

Standing elbow crank AKA “manivela

This elbow cranking technique also known as manivela (crank, handle) in BJJ is a technique which can be applied when your opponent establishes a lazy underhook, not pushing the elbow up in an effort to keep it dominant. Mike Tyson made this technique famous as part of his unsportsmanlike behavior in the ring. Here he is against Francois Botha:


Jon Jones goes for it all the time. One more reason to avoid clinching with him. He hurt Glover using this move:




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Notice Jones pulled the hand back to extend it, connected his hands palm to palm then closed the distance again to crank the arm. 

He tried to go for the same move against Cormier but DC was able to use a limp arm escape variation by twisting his hip to release some pressure and place his head near Jones.’ To escape this move fighters need to be aware of it and be fast to disengage, because if Jon cranks their arm, there goes their punching power. Here is DC: