Friday, 9 January 2009

The Banana Split Submission

The banana split submission technique is one which I feel does not get enough credit and is not used as much as it could be. If you have ever been caught in the banana split you will know that it is very painful if done correctly. Having your groin stretched to the max is pretty painful, as Jean-Claude Van Damme found out after he got stretched out in Kickboxer.

Once you hook and lock your leg around your opponents (the first movement of the submission) it is very easy to then finish the technique. Many times I have seen people from this position attempt so many more complicated submissions without a hope of them working when the banana split is available.

Be careful when using this technique when striking is allowed as your opponent may be able to land one if he/she is fast and limber enough. To defend this keep your elbow closest to your opponent high, to act as your guard, and be quick when applying the submission (remember to take care however not to injure your opponent).


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