Swim Move with Pat Campagnola

Head coach of 10th Planet Springfield, MA, Pat Campagnola, shows us the swim move, a way to regain arm bar position after your opponent stacks you.

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu burst onto the scene in 2003, changing the face of grappling in the USA. The no gi system founded by Eddie Bravo has now spread across the world and has its very own culture that sets apart any 10th Planet from other Jiu Jitsu academies.

Veteran 10th Planet brown belt Pat Campagnola of 10th Planet Springfield, MA, is leading the charge in New England. Here he shares the swim move, a strong counter to being stacked from the arm bar position, bringing you into spider web.

The swim move starts from a top arm bar position with a deep hook in and feet crossed. Your opponent then stacks you to escape the arm bar. Your free arm reaches to your opponent’s hip as you rotate yourself under. Your left foot then hooks behind your opponent’s neck as you continue to rotate. Then you scissor your legs to initiate the swim move, grabbing their foot in the process. You then bring your opponent down to his back and catch the spider web to regain your positioning with the deep hook for the arm bar attack.

The swim move allows you to get a second bite of the cherry and recover from being stacked. It is a powerful tool to have in your arsenal, particularly if you are an arm bar player.

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Tom Billinge Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports and the founder of WarYoga. He is a 10th Planet purple belt and a Muay Thai Kru having spent over two decades in the sport in Thailand and around the world. Tom has trained Lethwei in Myanmar, Kushti wrestling in India, Zurkhaneh sports in Iran, boxing throughout Europe, and catch wrestling in the USA. Tom also resurrected the ancient techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism from archaic manuals.