FM 3-25.150(FM 21-150)
ADVANCED GROUND-FIGHTING TECHNIQUES
After achieving an understanding of the basics of ground fighting,
other elements of fighting on the ground are added. These techniques,
however, are dependent on a thorough grasp of the basics. Being
systematic is important in building competent fighters. Staying with the
program will not only produce competent fighters quickly, but will
produce the most competent fighters over time as well.
Section I. ADVANCED ATTACKS
Concentrating on offensive techniques is preferable when developing a training plan. The
best defense is simply knowing that the technique exists. If defenses are to be taught,
there should be ample time between teaching the offense and teaching the defense to
allow time for the students to master the offensive skills first. Training the defense
prematurely will hinder development.
ADVANCED BODY POSITIONS
a. North-South Position (Figure 4-1). This position allows many possible attacks
and is very difficult for the enemy to escape from. You should attempt to control the
enemy’s arms by placing your elbows on the ground in his arm pits. You will also need to
shift your weight in order to prevent him from rolling you over.
Figure 4-1. North-south position.
b. Knee in the Stomach (Figure 4-2). Another very important dominant body
position is the knee mount. When in the knee mount, the knee should be in the middle of
the enemy’s chest. The foot should be hooked around his hip. The opposite knee should
be off of the ground and back away from the enemy’s head, and the hips should be set
forward to maintain balance.
Figure 4-2. Knee in the stomach.
PASS THE GUARD
When you are inside of the enemy’s guard, he has many options to attack you or reverse
the positions. Therefore, you will need several possible techniques to pass.
a. Closed Guard. In the closed guard, the enemy has his legs locked together
behind your back.
(1) Knee in the Tailbone.
(a) Step 1 (Figure 4-3). Moving one hand at a time