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The Merge: REAR BODY LOCK KNEE PINCH & MAT RETURN OPTION

bjj | 04/02/2021

Struggling to get your opponent down to the mat from the standing rear body lock position? The knee pinch (or knee staple) is a powerful and low risk way to break your opponent's standing base and land in an efficient position to secure back control and finish the fight. This technique can also be used as a mat return if your opponent tries to escape your back control by standing up.

To learn more about The Merge, click here. 

About Michael Trasso:

Michael’s journey on the mats began in 1995, training Jiu Jitsu at just five years old. Throughout the next decade, he picked up wrestling and would become one of the world’s most accomplished adolescent Jiu Jitsu competitors. In 2008, Michael was recruited to wrestle for Rhode Island College. In 2011, Michael was nationally ranked #9 and in 2012, attained his 100th collegiate victory. In 2016, Michael began training in San Diego where he received some of his most notable awards in adult Jiu Jitsu competition to include earning his spot on FloGrappling’s “Top 20 No Gi Adult Black Belt Middleweights in the World” ranking in 2018 and 2019.