Knee on the belly escape – turning away and clearing with the elbow

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  1. Jeff W December 24, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Henry, didn’t have a solve for this position, so this IS my jiu-jitsu Christmas present.

    Love how you’re using the pendulum movement to turn. Need to work and implement this movement in my escapes more as it can often offer better, more elegant solutions (as is beautifully the case here) than shrimping and/or bridging.

    • Henry A January 27, 2017 at 7:55 am

      You’re very welcome Jeff! Glad you like it

  2. william w February 7, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Master instructor’s make it look so easy!!

  3. William D September 21, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Does this have any chance of working with no gi if there is nothing to grab?

    • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      why would not having a gi on effect the escape? it would be harder for the person on top to control

  4. John B June 15, 2019 at 9:52 am

    When my partner on top is controlling my arm, he usually grabs my sleeve at the wrist rather than the tricep, and pulls up toward the ceiling. Now I can’t swim my arm across under his other arm (and I also can’t push on his hips as in the next unit). What can I do in this situation?

  5. Alberto G February 24, 2020 at 11:30 am

    yes, I was wondering the same thing. How do you counter the sleeve grab at the wrist?

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