Battling from and Against Side Control (diary entry)

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Wednesday night’s lesson brought us back onto the ground game. We looked at side control and scarf-hold attacks and defences. This began with a simple sequence of likely counters. The person under side control attempts to reverse his opponent. Said opponent switches to scarf-hold. Here it is important for the person defending to frame and snake his hips out. He then counters with a triangle choke. Looking at it from the attacker’s perspective, we transitioned into the scarf-hold whilst going after the under-hooked arm. By using the upper-body, the attacker pins the arm across his opponent and finishes with a snake-choke.

The lesson was finished 3 x 5 minute rounds of specific sparring. Rounds one and two were specifically from side control. Round three was freestyle ground sparring.


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