Learn Matt McDonough's Proven And Brutal Tight Waist Series

Learn Matt McDonough's Proven And Brutal Tight Waist Series

Matt McDonough was a two-time NCAA Champ at Iowa, now he's coaching at Wisconsin and is showing the tricks to his fantastic arm-bar series.

Jun 18, 2018 by Christian Pyles
Learn Matt McDonough's Proven And Brutal Tight Waist Series

Matt McDonough rode with tremendous pressure and got a number of turns off of his deep waist and arm bar series. Here, the two-time NCAA champion for the University of Iowa gives his step by step series for turns off of a deep waist.

First things first, you have to learn McD's breakdown to get your opponent flat.  The details involved are essential to make the pressure for the bar work.

Details Matter For McDonough's Tight Waist Breakdown

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Now you've got him broken down, let's learn his basic arm bar to a pin.

Matt McDonough's Nerve-Numbing Arm Bar To A Pin

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Is your opponent stubborn? That's ok, McD has a way to bar that guy over too.  The straddle and shoulder pressure makes this arm bar especially unique.  Your opponent can turn away and post, but there's still a way to take them over.  

McDonough's Arm Bar Pin For Stubborn Opponents

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When guys start getting their chest high and posting, your conventional arm bar won't work.  McDonough shows how to put a boot in and frame the face to take him over.

McDonough Goes Leg In + Frame The Face Off Arm Bar Series

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McDonough loves to use "The Butcher" you may know it as a barb wire, bundle, or something else, but McD calls it a butcher so that's good enough for us!  When the guy goes flat and keeps his arm away, knowing you're looking for the bar, the butcher is perfect. 

Matt McDonough's Butcher Fits Perfectly In Bar Series 

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If your opponent is hell-bent on keeping his hip down or looking for a sit out, you can hit this tight waist tilt, no problem.

McD Shows His Tight Waist Tilt

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The last turn off this tight waist series works if you look for the tilt, so you slip in a leg in.

Slip A Leg In If He Fights Off Tilt

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What makes this series great is how well the holds work together.  If one turn doesn't work, there's an answer for nearly every option your opponent has to avoid getting turned in this tight waist series.