This whole week, I’ve been teaching classes exclusively focused on escaping from absolutely horrible positions on the Bottom.
And last night, I taught a defensive sequence that starts with stealing the Underhook away even when the guy on top gives you almost no space at all.
Most interesting thing about it?
And it has a connection to that word that I use oh so often. Yup. It’s a Micro thing. In fact, I call them micro advantages.
Little things like grips, angles and limb positions that give you an advantage in a specific position. And when it comes to bottom side control, getting the underhook is definitely a micro advantage if you want to escape the position.
It’s because it magnifies the effect of your bridge by increasing your ability to shift your opponent out of position.
In the absence of any defensive response (and there is a ridiculously easy one), the escape is a foregone conclusion once the underhook has been outright stolen in broad daylight.
But it’s hard to steal it.
You do one small thing.
And it’ll give you the space you need to commit robbery like a pickpocket that bumps into a person and loots their wallet without anyone noticing.
And you know what?
You can learn exactly what that tactic is with ease. I just uploaded to the tube, and it is the exact same lesson that I taught last night.
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