In the later part of his competitive career Colin Oates was regarded as one of the best lightweight Newaza technicians in the world.
Oates says that it was his groundwork that elevated him from an average international competitor to being inside the top five in his weight.
He had two techniques in Newaza that he regarded as his ‘winning positions’; the leg escape and his arm tie roll.
The arm tie roll comes from catching the partner’s wrist in transition from standing to groundwork.
Once Oates has tied off the jacket over the partner’s wrist he thinks to himself ‘game over, I’ve won’.
From this position he has three different variations of the roll. His standard variation.
His unusual reverse variation.
And his Sangkaku variation.
Learn all three from Oates now, and then see how he used the arm tie roll on the world stage.