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The North/South position can be one of the best places to be.  There are plenty of great submission and transition options available. 
 
 
In the last video I covered the Kimura from North/South.  This is a very simple and effective submission but it is also very easy to defend against.  One of the most annoying defenses is when your opponent simply grabs a hold of their pants or their own belt.  
 
 
There is an easy counter to this move that I call the "tie off".  I absolutely love when my partners/opponent's defend this way because the "tie off" is such a powerful position, it's easy to get to AND the Bow and Arrow is a top tier submission that is used at the black belt level.
 
 
The initial setup for this move is just like the previous video.  I lead by basing my head on my partners stomach and clearing my arms on the inside of my opponents.  Always lead with the elbows first and make some angle to turn your opponent up on his/her side.  If you're having problems with this portion of the setup I suggest checking out my last video as it goes into more depth on this transition (both in the description and throughout the video).
 
 
Once you step over into the Kimura position your partner/opponent is going to defend by grabbing their pants, belt or kimono.  This can be a very frustrating defense as your opponent is surly going to hold on for dear life and make it difficult for you to separate their hand from their body to finish the kimura.
 
 
The first step is going to be to open your hand.  Make sure to reference the video to see what I am talking about.  Opening your hand will put tension on your opponents wrist and they may not even be able to tell that you have let go of the wrist/kimura grip.  It also keeps your hand in right place so that you can feed the belt to it.
 
 
For the tie off you can literally feed anything you can grab a hold of to your "open hand".  Very often people will feed the belt but I've done it with the belt, the kimono and even my partner's pants.  Make sure that you feed whatever piece of fabric you choose to use over your opponents forearm or wrist.  If you take it around the front of your hand there will be nothing trapping the arm and they will escape. 
 
 
Please watch the video as this transition to the "tie off" is VERY important and it is specific.  The good news is it's very easy to get once you know what you're going for.
 
 
Now that you have that hand caught it's time to transition off to the back.  I do this by taking the knee off my partner's bicep and placing it behind his/her head.  I simultaneously move my other leg and place the knee up on the hip.  This is a "one knee up and one knee down" position and is very important.  
 
 
Once you have switched your knees you need to immedately start to bug the neck.  As you bring your hand around your opponents neck to feed in for the lapel this is the moment that your opponent will try and defend by bringing their hand up.  They will also, at this moment, realize that their hand is trapped.  It is often at this time that you will secure the submission.
 
 
Once you get the hand in the collar you need to transition your knee that is down to the space behind the head.  Make sure to reference the video and watch how I switch my base.  It is VERY important that you transfer all your weight to the knee on the hip. When you do this it makes your other foot very light and gives you the ability to move your foot without compromising your base.
 
 
Lastly it is VERY important that you keen your elbow tight to your body.  You should have inward pressure on your elbow towards your hip.  If you do not do this your opponent will try and slip their head out of the Bow and Arrow choke.
 
 
This is one of the best submissions that I have and my go to move for when people defend the kimura by grabbing their pants or belt.
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