How to escape from Side Mount when your opponent is well balanced & not over committed. Escaping from side mount under a skilled opponent may require more than a simple bridge and hip escape (shrimp). These are advanced escapes for specific situations where other escapes won’t work.
Escape even the tightest side control with these great variations. Chad Hardy shows off three great side control escapes. They don’t require you to bridge your hips and lift your opponent. These rely on technique and momentum, not strength, so are great for dealing with larger opponents.
Knee & Elbow Escape from Short Base Side Control John Danaher explains the mechanics of side control so you first understand how side control works (wedges not weight, spine at 90 degrees). Then he teaches you how get inside those wedges forming a knee and elbow frame, creating space then shifting position so your spines […]