There are many styles of top control. Some people like to squash their opponents, some people like to float and use movement to stay on top, and some people like to pin their opponents and take away their ability to move.
Regardless of the style of control, you like to use, the top spin is an important movement to learn. The top spin allows you to transition from one side of your opponent to the other, counter the underhook, and can set up numerous submissions such as arm bars and kimuras.
One of the most common reactions your opponent will have to the top spin is to hold your leg. This can make it difficult to complete the top spin and can be used to reverse the position.
Thankfully, there is a relatively easy way to counter the leg grab when top spinning, and it’s the subject of Episode 54 of 2 Minute Jiu Jitsu. Check it out below:
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