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Tight side control escape to triangle sequence.
When you are being smashed in the side control, it is very hard to escape. There are several ways, but you need to start by relieving the shoulder pressure from your jaw.
I make 2 bridges for 2 different purposes and into 2 different locations in his head.
The first bridge is to be able to place my arm between me and my partner. I need to create space for my elbow. The problem is that he is pushing his shoulder into my jaw, and making it very hard for me to hip out to my left and to move. So I need to work with what I got.
The first bridge, I push my bicep into his JAW. It is hard to defend and it allows me to create the small gap I need for my elbow.
Now with the elbow/arm I can create some distance between us and relief some of the pressure from my jaw, just to enable a small hip escape.
The purpose of the second bridge is to relief enough pressure from my upper body and face for me to be able to come up to my knees.
The second bridge is into his UPPER PART OF THE HEAD.
If I push into his neck, his strong neck and shoulder muscles might be able to handle it. but, If I push his head further from his base, the leverage is enormous and only some small neck muscles can resist.
The directional force is to the side. I am basically trying to push his left ear into his left shoulder (regarding the direction of the push).
Once I have relieved myself of the pressure I pull my arm's (the one that was pushing his hip) elbow to the mat and come up to my knees.
From there, I get the whizzer and see what I can do.
In this particular sequence, I pushed him to make him base on his free hand. I then posted my leg on his back and took advantage of the space that is between his arms to pull out my leg from between them and go for the triangle.
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