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I used to play water polo in high school, and some of the lifeguarding maneuvers (such as taking the person under the water with you) can lessen these things. The other thing that worked well for me (especially once I established a reputation for it) is if they are willing to choke you, then they should be willing to suffer the consequences. I would grab ...


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The orthodox BJJ response to someone on your back with hooks is to first strip the hooks then shuck them off, while protecting the neck. One can do this by standing upright and pushing the hooks down, but the more orthodox method is to bend forward to touch the ground, keeping the hips high, in order to make them slip forward over your shoulders once they ...


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Quite simply, if an attacker grabs your breasts then s/he* has at least one hand extended which you can use against him. Using your hands or forearms you can trap the hands against your chest. What you do from there will depend on your level of training: if you are not trained then normal self defense principals still apply. Make lots of noise, attract a ...


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Step one of defending the body triangle is rolling to the side so that your opponent's feet are on the ground, rather than their knee. Step two is turning into the body triangle. You need to turn belly up. Resist the urge to push on the body triangle, as you can get your arm trapped, and get rear naked choked easier. If you want to, grab hold of your ...


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Rickson Gracie escapes this pick-up by pre-emptively jumping for an arm-in guillotine choke grip rather than waiting for his opponent to initiate the throw, then hip switching, then drawing on raw elite athleticism, and finally by his opponent failing to secure any grip for a true double-leg, suplex, or anything other orthodox technique Rickson doesn't use ...


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I've been working this recently as I've had a number of issues getting past spider. These two I've had some success with, but still feeling a bit clumsy with it. 1) opponent takes spider crouch a bit, move side to side you look for an opening where you can put your knee on the inside of the leg closest to the mat pin it with the knee, strip the grip swap ...


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I agree with slugster's "if an attacker grabs your breasts then s/he has at least one hand extended which you can use against him"*, and almost all of his general advice, but think "Using your hands or forearms you can trap the hands against your chest." should be at most a momentary measure while you get in a good strike. If the attacker has grabbed you ...


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I am no expert at passing spider guard, but I have some limited success with these two tricks: Get into combat base (kneeling on one knee) and strip his foot off my arm using the knee that is up. In general, the knee is a solid tool for blocking the movement of his leg in order to strip the spider hook on that side. Getting two inside-pant grips on the ...


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Look at what your opponent is trying to do with spider guard: Controlling the distance. He wants you in his sweet spot, which is somewhere between his legs extended and his legs bunched up. So, you now have one of two goals, depending on what kind of passes you like. either stretch him out (Get stronger grips on his gi-pants, get your elbows together by ...


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I have been training in BJJ for more than two years, and I can tell you that body triangles should be the least of your worries. If you want to prevent one you can turn onto your side and trap your opponent's leg to prevent a body triangle. There is no submission directly from body triangle, so it's not much of a problem. To escape, follow these steps, ...


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Against the back control body triangle, BJJ instructors generally recommend you be good at grappling in general so you have the knowledge and body skill to understand and survive the position in the first place consider counter-attacking the triangled foot with an ankle lock escape the position by methodically unwrapping the legs


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First off, I'm going to make it clear that just because there are escapes from this position, does not mean that you would EVER want to end up here. Escaping, especially in realistic conditions requires both patience and the ability to act fast and decisively. So, I'll walk through some scenarios: It doesn't matter how you ended up there, but you find ...


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Assuming you have a free hand you can create some leverage by counter-gripping your opponent's forearm and twisting from your shoulder/core to pressure the lock and hopefully release it. How you do that, is going to depend on the angle of the lock, but it might involve reaching far-side of the lock & getting a grip, then using your shoulder/torso ...


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From my 5 years of experience in BJJ, I learn that to avoid wrist locks is a matter of experience and reflex well developed. About the counter is not so simple, in most of the situations in order of your opponent catches you in a wristlock, you must commit a mistake, give him some opportunity. I think very difficult to counterattack from a disadvantage ...


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Back away, with spider guard I always back away, the further back you go the harder it is for them to maintain good control with their legs.


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The main thing to do is to keep good posture and not do anything silly (pretty much applies for all of BJJ). Sometimes it feels impossible to eascape from Spider guard as the guy can be that good, so don't feel too bad What I normally do is walk backwards which will move the guy forward taking his head off the floor, at this point he is only relying on his ...


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I use bridge and roll if they are over my hips but its not all that effective in my opinion. If they are very high up I elbow escape\shrimp to get my hips lower and then use either of these 2 escapes: 1) Turn on my side, frame the hip with both hands, push their knee wide with my bottom knee exposing their shin, hook the shin\ankle with my top leg, using ...


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Here's something I liked to do when doing bjj, being a flexible guy: If the mounting guy sits up, I would put my leg between his torso and mine, kind of like when rubber guard, but in front of him, then it's really simple to push him away since your legs are so strong. If he's isn't sitting up, i.e., making an s-grip with your hands between his ass, ...


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