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Another option from Side Control where your opponent is to tight for you to enter with the pummel. This is my go to escape and I have a lot of success with this.
Remember that when you get the forearm wedged between your body and their face it is important to lift with the elbow NOT the forearm. If you lift with the elbow it insures that your hand will be lower than the elbow and you can maintain that pressure upwards while rotating the hand into the armpit.
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This reversal is a great option for when your opponent is staying VERY tight and has his hand placed next to your hip so that recomposing Guard is not an option. This is a very high percentage move, watch video >>
An intermediate escape that works well when your opponent is controlling over the body and is not chalking the hip. It is important to control at the back of the triceps. This will allow you to con watch video >>
A basic side control escape that focuses on the fundamentals (body angle, hand placement and hip movement). I personally believe that there is no better place for the hand then in the underhook posi watch video >>
This is an intermediate to advanced submission that can be used when your opponent pushes you away in Side Control or Kesa Gatame. The closer to the hips that you control the larger the pocket will watch video >>
The Far Side Armbar from Side Control can be a great submission when your opponent is tired, distracted or otherwise not expecting it. The success of this move is going to depend on the fluidity of watch video >>
A basic escape/transition from Side Control into Guard (Half or Full). Remember to only attempt this move when your opponent does NOT have the hand next to your hip. This works really well with t watch video >>
In this video I show a way to escape the back position by keeping both arms tight and scooting away (or a version of a reverse shrimp). The first, and most important thing about this move, is that y watch video >>
This week Master Ricardo Cavalcanti and Professor Sean Roberts show how to escape from side control. Don't forget to Vote Carlson Gracie Training Center the best of Las Vegas!! Go to bestoflasvegas. watch video >>
In this video I show a sneaky submission from Side Control bottom. Keep in mind I would never bait my opponent with this submission by allowing them to go to Side Control but if you find yourself the watch video >>