Breaking grips to push kick

I'm on my back with Paco above Before Paco has a chance to throw my legs to the side, I move my Thrusting my hips out, I place my me. Having gained control of my right leg toward the opening of his hand to break his grip. I then right foot on his midsection and legs, he is preparing to attack. swing my right leg around his left arm in a counterclockwise direc- force him backwards with a push tion. kick.

When you're lying on your back and your opponent is standing, you never want to let him gain control of your legs because he can set up a strike or pass. To prevent this from happening, you want to constantly be moving your legs away from your opponent, into your opponent, and from side to side. If your opponent latches on to a leg, you want to break his grip by moving your leg away from his palm toward the opening of his hand, which is the weakest part of his grip due to the gap between his thumb and fingers. Once you break his grip, a good option is to kick your opponent away to create the room you need to stand back up. If you become a master at preventing your opponent from gaining control of your legs, most of the time he will either back away or jump into your guard.

Having freed my legs from Paco's grasp, I will now work on getting back to my feet.

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