DPS Breakdowns just posted a video breaking down how to do and use a Funk Roll in grappling. If you’re not familiar with DPS Breakdowns, you should head over to their YouTube channel, tons of great videos, a lot of very technical, high quality analysis. Dan from DPS breakdowns is a high level competitor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has great insight into the finer details of the game.
The Funk Roll is a roll that according to Dan has 3 objectives:
- Disrupt the opponent’s base, by doing the Funk Roll and achieving hip and ankle control.
- Prevent the opponent from regaining base.
- Either score or force a stalemate.
From the video blow it seems like an important aspect of the funk roll (or arguably the sole reason to do this move) is to counter a take down with the funk roll, and then establish control of your opponents leg(s) or hips so that they can’t establish their own base, which kills subsequent take down attempts and opens other possibilities.
See the full breakdown below: