How do you escape side-control in Jiu-Jitsu?

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Marcel Fortuna tenta controlar do lado no Jiu-Jitsu. Foto: Alicia Anthony

Marcel Fortuna tries to achieve side control in Jiu-Jitsu. Photo: Alicia Anthony

In GRACIEMAG issue 182, our team compiled all there is to know about side-control in Jiu-Jitsu.

The underlying concepts of side-control, minor tweaks and tricks, where and when to apply force, and a Training Program by Rodolfo Vieira—the article is a must-read for anyone hoping to evolve in Jiu-Jitsu, and two lessons from it stand out:

1. However good the articles here on the site are, our printed articles are richer, as they delve even deeper into the questions at hand.

2. There’s no point in knowing how to dominate from side-control if you don’t know how to defend against it. Your game goes limp.

That said, today we’re bringing you a special position to help you open up room and escape side-control taught by a well-known black belt, Jiu-Jitsu chronicler and enthusiast Kid Peligro, who happens to have launched a nifty app on the subject..

Watch how Kid uses his foot to post and arms to open up room to get top position or replace guard.

What about you, gentle reader, what’s your favorite way to escape the unpleasant position? Send us your suggestion, explaining it or sending us a YouTube video with your maneuver of choice, and do your part to help Jiu-Jitsu evolve.

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