Survival & Escape Side Control & Rickson Gracie: Citizen of Humanity - Just Like You

Here is a quote from Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking:

"A project in Dale County in Florida had at one point in time an unusually high number of violent incidents between police officers and civilians" A study into "how the officers' behaviours matched up with proper training techniques" revealed that they "were really good when they were face-to-face with a suspect... they did the "right" thing 92% of the time. But in their approach to the scene they were really terrible, scoring just 15%" pages 235-236.

For some reason, reading that made me think of escaping side control in jiu jitsu and, the mirror question, how to dominate from it.

It all lies, as with every other position, in the correct survival posture:

The battle is not in the escape; it's in surviving the attacks of your opponent. Once they can't get zip on you, once you are comfortable on the bottom, they will change the dynamics of the position and give you an opening to create distance and either pull guard, get to your knees or (the least favoured option) bridge and roll them.

Put all your energy into the survival and the escape will present itself. Not to mention that you’ll feel invincible and make your opponent desperate. Now that's a sweet sweet feeling.

Check out this beautiful video of the master of invincibility and citizen of humanity - Just Like You, Rickson Gracie:

Rickson Gracie: Just Like You from Citizens of Humanity on Vimeo.



Liam "The Part Time Grappler" Wandi

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