How to Get Out of a Headlock in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn how to get out of a headlock from Alliance MMA black belt Babs Olusanmokun in this Howcast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu video.

So my opponent is going to get me in a headlock and I’m going to show you how to get out. The first variation, he’s going to have my head tight but my lower hand is going to be on the floor. My elbow is going to be on the floor. I’m then going to have to see to use my top hand, my right hand, to drive against his face, against his jawline.

As I do that, I will move my hips out, hip escape. All right. I will then have enough space to hook my right leg over his leg. At the same time get my head out as I grab his wrist and twist his wrist towards the back of his neck.

So here is how it works. So that’s one way to escape from the side headlock on the ground.