Do You Know How Spread The Chicken?

Wait..what? Even by Eddie Bravo naming standards, “spread the chicken” is a bizarre name!

The Brazilian Portuguese expression for this technique is called “espalha o frango.” You would raise a few eyebrows coaching at a BJJ tournament and screaming out to your students “spread the chicken!”

All joking about the etymology aside, this technique is incredibly important for controling an opponent who turns over in your mount to escape. The detail on wrist control to flatten the opponent is critical.

Here are all the details you need to spread the chicken.


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