Stephen “Pesadelo” Hall is back again with more Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tips and tricks. In this Gameness Instructional Video, Stephen goes over a Paper Cutter submission on his training partner. He will be wearing his white Gameness Feather gi for this demonstration, and his training partner is wearing his blue Gameness AIR gi. This submission begins in North-South position and uses your opponent’s gi collar to force a submission.
The first step to completing this submission is to step-out and transition from North-South position into a modified side control. This modified side control will allow you to maintain downward pressure on your opponent while also allowing you to reach over your opponent and grip the opposite gi lapel. It is with this grip that you will apply the choke. With your other arm, reach under your opponent’s head and grip the underside of his/her gi collar. It is important to keep as much pressure as you can in this position to ensure that no space is available to open your opponent up for an escape.
With your grip in place, reverse your sit-out so that you are back in a belly-down position. Maintain the grip you have on your opponent’s lapel and bring your same arm’s elbow down to the mat. This motion will remove any excess space in between your opponent’s gi collar, and his/her neck. In this step, prevent as much as you can any possibility of your opponent getting to his/her side or rolling into you. While you can still accomplish the submission when they roll towards you, it will relieve some pressure.
To complete the choke, slowly bring your bodyweight down onto the arm controlling the gi collar. This will put pressure from your forearm onto your opponent’s neck. If the submission is not working, you can increase pressure by raising your elbow up towards your opponent’s head.