1- HEADLOCK DEFENSE WHEN OPPONENT IS BENT OVER: This Ura-Nage style back arch takedown works great as a defense against the bent over headlock. To be successful, focus on your base being strong around your opponent’s nearside leg and then combining a pulling action with your backhand as you sit and then arch to topple him rearward.
2- HEADLOCK DEFENSE WHEN OPPONENT HAS WIDE STANCE: This lateral drop style counter to the headlock is simple and effective. By dropping your opponent immediately, you arrive in a great position to mount, use your positional leverage to pry your head out of the headlock and then set-up for the armbar finish.
3- HEADLOCK DEFENSE WITH NOSE PRESSURE: As with the previous head-pushing headlock defense, this move drives your opponent away from his headlock. In this technique, the pressure against the nose is so strong that he is forced to turn away from you turning his former headlock into your own guillotine headlock submission