U.S. Army Combatives – FM 3-25.150

4-05 Attacks from the Guard

4-5. ATTACKS FROM THE GUARD

a. Arm Lock.

(1) Step 1 (Figure 4-51). If the enemy places his hand on the ground, grasp it around the wrist.

Figure 4-51. Arm lock, step 1.

Figure 4-51. Arm lock, step 1.

(2) Step 2 (Figure 4-52). Release your legs and sit up. Reach over and around his arm grasping your own wrist.

Figure 4-52. Arm lock, step 2.

Figure 4-52. Arm lock, step 2.

(3) Step 3 (Figure 4-53). Keep your legs tight against his sides to prevent him stepping over them, and sit back.

Figure 4-53. Arm lock, step 3.

Figure 4-53. Arm lock, step 3.

(4) Step 4 (Figure 4-54). Move your hips out from under him and finish by rotating your torso to attack his shoulder joint. Ensure that his arm is held at 90 degrees and not up behind his back.

Figure 4-54. Arm lock, step 4.

Figure 4-54. Arm lock, step 4.

b. Guillotine Choke. When you are attempting the arm bar, the enemy may try to counter by grasping you around the waist.

(1) Step 1 (Figure 4-55). Release your grasp of his wrist and place your hand on the ground behind you. This allows you to move your hips back until you are sitting straight up.

Figure 4-55. Guillotine choke, step 1.

Figure 4-55. Guillotine choke, step 1.

(2) Step 2 (Figure 4-56). Wrap your other hand around the enemy’s neck and under his chin. Grasp his chin with the hand that was on the ground. Both palms should be facing your body.

Figure 4-56. Guillotine choke, step 2.

Figure 4-56. Guillotine choke, step 2.

 

Figure 4-56. Guillotine choke, step 2 (continued).

Figure 4-56. Guillotine choke, step 2 (continued).

(3) Step 3 (Figure 4-57). Pull upward with both hands and finish the choke by leaning backwards and wrapping your legs around him, pull with your arms and push with your legs.

Figure 4-57. Guillotine choke, step 3.

Figure 4-57. Guillotine choke, step 3.

c. Sweeps. When you have the enemy within your guard, he may provide the chance to reverse the positions.

(1) Scissors Sweep.

(a) Step 1 (Figure 4-58). When the enemy raises one leg while attempting to pass the guard, you should place your weight on the calf on that side and swing your hips out from underneath him. Your leg should go along his belt line with your foot hooked around his waist.

Figure 4-58. Scissors sweep, step 1.

Figure 4-58. Scissors sweep, step 1.

 

Figure 4-58. Scissors sweep, step 1 (continued).

Figure 4-58. Scissors sweep, step 1 (continued).

(b) Step 2 (Figure 4-59). Move your chest away and kick him over with a scissors action from your legs, ending up mounted.

Figure 4-59. Scissors sweep, step 2.

Figure 4-59. Scissors sweep, step 2.

 

Figure 4-59. Scissors sweep, step 2 (continued).

Figure 4-59. Scissors sweep, step 2 (continued).

(2) Captain Kirk. The enemy may attempt to pass by standing up. When he does he is very susceptible to being swept.

(a) Step 1 (Figure 4-60). When the enemy stands up, maintain control with your arms and let your feet slide naturally down until they are on his hips.

Figure 4-60. Captain Kirk, step 1.

Figure 4-60. Captain Kirk, step 1.

(b) Step 2 (Figure 4-61). If his weight gets too far forward, pick him up with your legs and throw him over one of your shoulders. Ensure that you move your head to the opposite side to prevent him landing on you. Finish mounted.

Figure 4-61. Captain Kirk, step 2.

Figure 4-61. Captain Kirk, step 2.

(3) Ankle Grab/Knee Push.

(a) Step 1 (Figure 4-62). When the enemy stands up, maintain control with your arms and let your feet slide to his hips as in the previous move.

Figure 4-62. Ankle grab/knee push, step 1.

Figure 4-62. Ankle grab/knee push, step 1.

(b) Step 2 (Figure 4-63). If his weight gets too far back, let go with your arms and grasp both of his ankles. Push your knees upward causing him to fall backwards.

Figure 4-63. Ankle grab/knee push, step 2.

Figure 4-63. Ankle grab/knee push, step 2.

 

Figure 4-63. Ankle grab/knee push, step 2 (continued).

Figure 4-63. Ankle grab/knee push, step 2 (continued).

(c) Step 3 (Figure 4-64). Drive one of your knees to the ground and grasp the back of his neck with the other hand to pull yourself to the mount.

Figure 4-64. Ankle grab/knee push, step 3.

Figure 4-64. Ankle grab/knee push, step 3.

d. Triangle Choke. If the enemy gets his hand through and begins to pass your guard, you still have a chance to apply a choke.

(1) Step 1 (Figure 4-65). Post your leg on the ground and turn your body perpendicular to the enemy’s. Your leg should be around the back of his neck.

Figure 4-65. Triangle choke, step 1.

Figure 4-65. Triangle choke, step 1.

(2) Step 2 (Figure 4-66). Place the inside of your knee over your own foot. You may assist yourself by grasping your foot with your hand.

Figure 4-66. Triangle choke, step 2.

Figure 4-66. Triangle choke, step 2.

(3) Step 3 (Figure 4-67). Place both of your hands on the back of the enemy’s head and push upward with your hips.

Figure 4-67. Triangle choke, step 3.

Figure 4-67. Triangle choke, step 3.


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