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1-07 The Scrape

The scrape is a safe, high-percentage grip-break. When I say safe, I mean that there is a relatively low risk of you losing your position when you attempt it. There is a point where you dedicate both hands to the grip break, but you should only do that if you have established control over the far elbow and have pulled it over your opponent’s chest. If his elbow is still flared out, do not release your second hand, which is one of the most common mistakes that grapplers make when they attempt this technique. The scrape is most effective when used in combination with the foot-in break because the reaction from the first sets up the second. When your opponent resists the scrape by pulling his elbow away, transition to the foot-in break, which we will learn next.