What is your most successful side control escape/guard reclaim??
For me its a combination of the 'Y' escape, shrimping, getting in a butterfly hook and the underhook spin (AKA Ghost). With Shrimping and getting in a hook probably being my most common.
i think the basic one by briging and pushing throat and hip can do the work or jailbreak or ghost side control escape BUT my favorites are by MG controling opponents arm that is closer to your neck and either grtting the underhookon the other arm and creating some space by bridging OR pucshing opponents elbow aand bridging upwards sitting on your ass and starting off basic BF
Here's my side control escape. I prefer stopping the person from getting his weight settled so i try to push the head out and just reinsert my near leg inside, slowly but surely
The vid shows Hall doing a takedown, i dont usually end up there, but realistically if i can get up i will.
EDIT: it's at 930. not really sure if the thread captured the timestamp i put in
actually not risking your back the way that MG does it by sitting on your butt when the opponent tries to "climb" and control your neck while at the same time you holding his neck (kindda like a thai clinch with one arm) and then placing your BF in
i also saw in a video MG rolling and when he was on his butt and didnt have the control of opponents neack to create the distance he grabbed his back(under armpit)and flipped him over using the momentum and end up in SC.....i tried that once in training and worked perfectly with the same weight opponent
you'll be fine. i think that defense / escape works if your opponent is transitioning from the low side control (this is what cobrinha does where he goes down to your hips and controls you from there) to the regular side control.
1. you get your same side arm to cup the back of his neck and you should make a frame with it.
2. next turn to the opposite side and use that same side arm to come up to your elbows
3. simultaneously you need to have the bottom leg (side where your elbow is posted) to snake through his knees (the one closest to you), while the top leg tries to hook the calf of the same leg. stretch it out a bit to force him to semi sprawl so you can get your space.
4. once you have your space, switch your hips so the top leg can go sneak in front of his hips.
and then recover from there..
i hope that make sense. been trying to look for vids, but couldn't find anything that looks similar, i will find it tho.... eventually
I'm in side control like 90% of the time I'm grappling and there have been 2 things that I usually have to use:
If timed right I give them a nice bump and put myself in north south position and if there not way stronger than me than I can reverse the position into an anaconda choke if I do it quick enough. If I am too slow than I get NS choked.
BTW I would highly recommend asking lockflow user "Jasculs" to see what he does because he has hands down the best grappling videos out their escpecially when it comes down to talking about the concepts of grappling.