Do You Feel Vulnerable When Trying To Set Up Your Lapel Entanglements?
Here’s the thing, at this stage, you’ve probably played around with lapel guards or at the very least got a taste of what it feels like to be on the receiving end of worm guard, reverse de la worm, and so on. You’re smart and know that lapel guards are evolving and you want to evolve with them because who wants to get left behind right?
The Setup Is Everything.
Just because you have a lapel end in your hand doesn’t mean you’ll stop your opponent from destroying your guard and brutally cross choking you from mount. The lapel is only as sharp as your mind allows it to be. With that being said… we present to you Andris’ take on his favorite lapel guards and submissions.
Meet Your Instructor, Andris Brunovskis.
Through this course, you will learn from someone who’s been closely watching Keenan’s lapel guard evolution from the very beginning. Andris (born in Latvia and forged on American mats) has been exposed to the worm light from the early days of its existence by training with worm lord Mr. Cornelius, since then, Andris molded it to his own unique game and he’s here to show all of his favorite techniques including two other lapel works of art you might not be familiar with…
Canero Guard & The Latvian Handcuff.
Canero guard is pretty much your lapel shark biting around your opponent’s ankle. Andris will show you how to incorporate the canero guard with other more common guards and how to do damage from there.
The Latvian handcuff, in short, is Andris’ way of forcing his opponents to fight him with only one hand while the trapped hand is at risk of getting wrist locked. Triangle and omoplata submissions included.
Once you’re in these lapel systems, you can take your time. It’s all about establishing the position and Andris explains this concept very well throughout this experience. Lapelapalooza contains 8 chapters. As you work your way through, the Latvian sniper will take you on a journey starting from the very white belt mode to pro-level lapel player.
Chapter 1: Traditional Worm
Chapter 2: De La Worm X
Chapter 3: Reverse De La Worm
Chapter 4: Belt Worm
Chapter 5: Single Leg X Worm
⚡Chapter 6: Canero Guard⚡
⚡Chapter 7: Latvian Handcuff⚡
Chapter 8: Lapel Lasso
Not sure where to begin? Follow this course’s flowchart HERE.