Mind Blown Module 7 Cross Side Escapes – California Kola BJJ Q & A

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  1. Randy J August 15, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    When escaping from Flat on the Back Head and Arm Control and you move your near arm under your partner’s hip and place it on your stomach your other arm is more open to being isolated and attacked. What are your recommendation to deal with this threat if attacked.

  2. Bobby H August 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Hi Henry, regarding not getting flattened out when you are on your side with the underhook, I’ve found some people will drive their head into your far shoulder to turn you flat, any advice on avoiding this, or is it just a case of getting straight to our knees for a takedown?

  3. Eric S August 16, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Hi Henry, Regarding the escape in Unit 12: “Flattened with the Underhook”, would you mind talking a bit more about the mechanics that you are using to get up onto your side? I understand that it’s a combination of stretching your top arm and pulling your bottom shoulder back, but I am still having trouble getting the feel for it and I feel especially vulnerable to my opponent using the large space between my arm and body to either step over for mount or attack with an omoplata. Thanks so much for your help!

  4. Rick B August 16, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Henry, can you discuss the adjustment / escape you make if your oppenent windshield wipers over you when your on your side and also if they were to step up over your head, plant their hand by your bottom hip and spin around you. The hand plant by the hip is preventing me from following my oppenent by kicking my leg over and getting to my knees. Thanks

  5. Jeff W August 16, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Henry is there anything you do to counter when a person threads their arm under your reaching arm, to the back of your head, and circles around to the other side to flatten you out?

    I’m guessing you bring your reaching arm back to your body to stop their arm from getting to the back of your head? Any tips for dealing with this scenario would be helpful. Thanks!

  6. Simon L August 16, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Hi Henry, is there anything you can do to stop your opponent from flattening you out by pulling on your sleeve/cuff (rather than plucking the elbow). Thanks.

    • Henry A August 28, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Lift your arm over your head so your bicep is on your ear, that should help

  7. Kevin D August 16, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Hi Henry. Could you show with a bit more detail how you react to someone who drives their knee into your top hip to flatten you out. Also a big thank you for the ‘sleeping man” posture tips. My escapes are getting increasingly lazy! :)

  8. Mark H August 17, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Hi Henry could you just cover a bit mor of how to catch guard or half guard if opponent pins your upper leg and collar and hops over your body. Thanks great modules they are helping alot!!

  9. David L August 19, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Hi Henry, I know this module covers more of the in between before side control when the guard gets passed and you are able prevent the opponents undertook by turning towards them, but what happens when your guard gets passed when they have pants control and turn your knees away from them when they pass? Is it just a matter of getting back to the knees? I hope this question isn’t off topic. Thanks!

  10. Francisco J August 19, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Henry, sometimes my opponent puts a wrestling cradle on me when I turn to my side when my guard is being passed. Could you show any escape from wrestling cradle?

  11. Marvin H August 19, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Henry what do you do when the opponent passes and goes knee on belly instead of chest to chest? Also could you do a module or post a seminar on the turtle position since it would flow naturally with this seminar.

    • Henry A August 28, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Turtle course will be coming but I have released a turtle seminar before separately. I also showed what to do from Knee on Belly in the q&a video :)

  12. Keegan Y August 19, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Henry, could you go more into detail about exactly what mechanics you are using to get your elbow to the floor (preventing elbow control) if your opponent already has good elbow control (like from Scarf Hold)? I’m still having trouble with this against really strong people and even against less strong people it still feels like a lot of effort.

    Also, along the same lines, sometimes people put their leg under your elbow to further control it and keep it from getting to the ground. How would you counter this?

    Thanks again.

  13. Nelson T August 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

    HI Henry, when I flattened on my back, the opponent on my crossside, I have the underhooks, but I’m not able to escape in the first attempt, I really feel my neck is too vulnerable, as I don’t have the arms to protect it. Is it a risk I have to accept If I want to have the underhooks to escape? Or there is a way I can protect my neck, if the opponent attack it? Thanks a lot!

  14. Tumataiteriri D August 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Hello my friend! As you know, to kill the underhook, we have learned To connect our body and weight more towards the wrist by switching the hips. Most of the time, I do some little Upa To create instabillity and use the escapes the top Guy will give me by reacting but because we are all use To that kind of control using the connection and the body weight at the academy, it’s hard to escape from that case specially with the upper belts. So do You have orther options to use when the top Guy kills the underhook by doing that kind of control? Merci beaucoup😊

    • Henry A August 28, 2017 at 9:00 am

      The more they are connected to the hip or wrist the more the bump will have an effect on them, i do a bump and stretch the underhook at the same time, sometimes it might take a few but it always gets them off. Anytime there is connection, you can also use it against the opponent.

  15. Clint S August 20, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Henry. When you’re coming out to your knees. And you are going to disengage, and back away (rather than take them down), could you please show some strategy to prevent them locking onto your body is a bear hug, or grabbing a guillotine, as you extract yourself? Thank you.

    • Henry A August 28, 2017 at 8:55 am

      I will be putting out a course on the turtle position to show all the variations and escapes and take downs.

  16. Paul M August 20, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Hi Henry,

    I am having a few issues when my opponent runs to my back, I turn onto my knees, but they immediately sprawl so I can not grab their legs (their chest on the back of my head), and they get a front head lock / guillotine grip on me (all neck control, none of my body, no over hooks of arms etc). I am having a bit of trouble navigating out of this position. If I move my head out to either side, I seem to give them the guillotine (they jump back in). If I stay patient (head in the center) they push my head down with their body, while choking upwards. My body is free in the position, but because they have control of my neck, I feel very limited in my movement, and I also don’t want to put any weird angles or pressure on my neck.

    I was hoping you could shed some light on how to safely navigate out of this position while staying safe?

    Thank you kindly,

    • Henry A August 28, 2017 at 8:54 am

      So this is pretty much turtle position when they are in front. If I can get my head to the side I do, it’s really tough to guillotine from the knees so usually they will pull guard, knowing that I just block their knees to prevent them from throwing their legs around me. If they keep your head under the belly then I turn to my side to prevent the chin strap or 10 finger choke… I show some of this in the turtle seminar I released.

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