Basic Sprawl

When an opponent shoots in for a takedown, it's always good to catch his shot before he gets deep and then simply m step out of the way. This is ideal, but not always possible. If you're in the pocket exchanging punches and your oppo-Q nent suddenly drops and shoots in, you won't always have the time or room to step to the side and avoid the collision. In order not to get taken down, you must have an excellent sprawl. The form of your sprawl should be based upon the amount of penetration your opponent gets. If his shot isn't that deep, you can stay up on your toes. But if his shot is deep and you remain on your toes, your opponent will be able to get underneath your hips, snatch up your legs, and mow you over to your back. To stop this from happening, you want to flatten out so that your hips and the top of your feet are lying flat on the canvas. This is key. If your hips are flat, it traps your opponent underneath you and makes H- it much harder for him to snatch up your legs. It is also wise to pummel your amis underneath your opponent's arms as he gets his penetration. This will hold his body at bay and trap his head underneath you, which prevents him from sneaking out to the side and finishing the double-leg takedown. The proper form is to have one elbow locked down to m your ribs, your opponent's head in the center of your body, and your other hand on his arm for control.

I drop my level into a crouched stance.

I'm standing in my standard fighting stance.

I drop my level into a crouched stance.

I'm standing in my standard fighting stance.

Keeping my right foot posted on the ground, I place my palms on the mat and drop my left leg back.

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I immediately shoot my right leg back and drop my hips flat to the mat. It is important to notice how I turn my hips and rotate my shoulders. This helps drive my weight down into my opponent. It is also very important to notice that I am not up on my toes. The tops of my feet are lying flat on the mat. This allows me to get my hips as low as possible, as well as prevents me from popping back up if my opponent should continue to drive forward.

I'm in a standard fighting stance, squared Paco throws a left jab. In addition to slipping Right off the jab Paco drops his level and off with Paco in the pocket. his punch, I also parry it with my right hand shoots in for a double-leg takedown.

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