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Thursday, May 15, 2014

GET OUT OF SIDE CONTROL. IT'S NOT A GOOD PLACE TO BE.


Obviously, we want to encourage you and not discourage you, grappler.  Side control is no place to hang out.  It's like walking into a bar filled with very unattractive people or a public bathroom with a mysteriously hideous odor.  Immediate departure is necessary.

There are many, many ways to get out of side control  Hopefully, you're training under a good coach and learning all the basics on a daily basis and reinforcing those skills via daily combat (aka free training or sparring, whatever you call it). But, more knowledge (in BJJ, at least) is, without question, a good thing.

Here's a technique from world-class UK black belt, Oli Geddes, that combines several solid movements to get you properly out of the mess you got yourself into.  Very smart and explained quite well.

1 comment:

  1. I like this. Admittedly, not a beginner's escape, but that's what makes it a gem.

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