Mike Pyle Special

Earlier in the book I demonstrated how you can mess with your opponent's legs to steal his focus away from defending his face. Here you are going to mess with your opponent's face to steal his focus from his legs. Sitting up, you want to throw a punch at your opponent's head to get his attention. The moment you lift your hand to throw a second punch, your opponent will most likely cover his face and briefly forget about his legs. This often creates an opportunity to quickly pass your opponent's guard.

I'm in Paco's butterfly guard. I posture up and cock my right I throw a straight right hand to Cocking my right hand back hand back. Paco's face. again, I act as though I'm go ing to come down with another punch. In order to get the pass, you must really sell the punch.

Instead of throwing the punch, I work for the pass by dropping my weight, pushing on Paco's right leg with my left hand, and posting my right hand on the mat by his left hip.

I plant my right foot behind my left leg. Notice how I have dropped my weight into Paco's midsection to keep his body pinned to the mat.

Instead of throwing the punch, I work for the pass by dropping my weight, pushing on Paco's right leg with my left hand, and posting my right hand on the mat by his left hip.

Continuing to push on Paco's right leg with my left hand, I swing my right leg in a clockwise direction to pass his guard. When stepping your leg out, it is important that you distribute your weight over your opponent to make a clean transition into side control.

I plant my right foot behind my left leg. Notice how I have dropped my weight into Paco's midsection to keep his body pinned to the mat.

I slide my left leg underneath my right and then flatten my hips on the mat, securing the side control position.

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