Sit Up Guard to back Option

As I mentioned, your opponent will be limited to striking with his near arm when you're in the sit-up guard. If he utilizes that option and you don't see the punch until it's already coming toward you, your best bet for taking his back ยง is to use the previous technique. However, playing the sit-up guard often allows you to read your opponent's move-< ments due to the body-to-body contact. If you feel your opponent loading his near arm up for a big punch or elbow, a ^ good option is to shoot both your arm and head underneath his arm the moment he lifts it up to strike. This allows you to scoot your hips out from underneath him and create the angle you need to pull yourself up onto his back. I used this p technique during my second fight with Matt Hughes in the UFC. Although it worked flawlessly, I ended up tearing my t ribs apart as I spun around to his back. Despite this injury, it's still an excellent move.

I've achieved the up guard po-by driving left arm into s neck, sit-up, and post-on my right

As Beach drops his downward elbow, I guide it over my head using my left arm. Notice how this forces Beach down to the mat. I sit up and my left arm his back.

I've achieved the up guard po-by driving left arm into s neck, sit-up, and post-on my right raises his left arm to drop an elbow to my face. The mo-he does this, I slip my left arm underneath his arm and lean to my right side so I can create the necessary angle to make my transition.

As Beach drops his downward elbow, I guide it over my head using my left arm. Notice how this forces Beach down to the mat. I sit up and my left arm his back.

osting on my left and and right oot, I push off the at and scoot my ips out from un-lerneath Beach's ody. I use my ight hand to help ull my body up nto his back so I an establish my ight hook.

hrowing my right eg over Beach's ack, I sneak my ight foot to the nside of his right ip and establish y second hook, t is important to otice how I lace y right arm un-erneath his arm. his gives me the ontrol I need to ount an attack.

Albert attempts to posture up by lifting his head and pushing off my chest with both hands. Instead of burning energy trying to hold him down, I decide to use his upward momentum to get back to my feet.

Because I'm still gripping Albert's head with my left arm, his upward momentum helps pull me up to my right elbow.

I've got Albert in my closed guard. I'm keeping his posture broken down by controlling his head with my left arm.

Albert attempts to posture up by lifting his head and pushing off my chest with both hands. Instead of burning energy trying to hold him down, I decide to use his upward momentum to get back to my feet.

getting up from guard

This is a great way to get back to your feet when an opponent attempts to posture up in your guard to deliver downward strikes. Since you already have one hand behind your opponent's head, you can use his posturing-up momentum to help pull yourself up onto your elbow. Once on your elbow, you want to come up onto your hand. And once you're up on your hand, you want to pull your leg out from underneath your opponent and work back to your feet. Although it's a rather simple technique, it works surprisingly well.

I've got Albert in my closed guard. I'm keeping his posture broken down by controlling his head with my left arm.

Because I'm still gripping Albert's head with my left arm, his upward momentum helps pull me up to my right elbow.

As I stand all the way up, I push Albert away from me to complete my escape.

I assume my standard fighting stance.

Continuing to sit up, I come up onto my right hand and post my left foot on the mat. Pushing off my left foot, I elevate my hips off the mat and pull my right leg back.

As I stand all the way up, I push Albert away from me to complete my escape.

I assume my standard fighting stance.

Pulling my right leg behind me and posting my right foot on the mat, I stand up. Notice how I still have my left hand wrapped around Albert's head. In addition to helping me block punches, it also allows me to control distance.

Continuing to sit up, I come up onto my right hand and post my left foot on the mat. Pushing off my left foot, I elevate my hips off the mat and pull my right leg back.

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