Sprawl control to Side Control fcnees

This is another option you can choose from the sprawl control position. Instead of angling around your opponent and assuming the turtle position, here you angle around him and force him over to his back so you can assume side control. Although it depends upon the person, obtaining side control tends to be a little more secure than the turtle position because it is harder for your opponent to stand up and he doesn't have the option of rolling into guard. Once in side control, throwing knees is a good option because you have control of your opponent's head and one of his legs, which limits his defense.

I secured the front headlock position on Reagan. My right hand is cupped underneath his chin, my right arm is wrapped around the left side of his head, I'm up on my feet, my hips are held high, and I'm driving my weight down through my right shoulder and into Reagan's back to keep him pinned to the mat.

In order to transition to side control, I need to turn the corner. I do this by stepping my left leg in a clockwise direction.

In order to transition to side control, I need to turn the corner. I do this by stepping my left leg in a clockwise direction.

Still circling in a clockwise direction around Reagan, I slide my right leg toward my left and then come down onto my right knee. As I do this, I force my head underneath Reagan's body.

Still circling in a clockwise direction around Reagan, I slide my right leg toward my left and then come down onto my right knee. As I do this, I force my head underneath Reagan's body.

Controlling Reagan with my weight and arms, I drop a right knee to his head.

Keeping my arms locked tight and my weight pressed down, I raise my right leg high into the air.

Dropping down to my knees, I hook my left arm all the way around Reagan's right leg for control and then distribute my weight over his body to prevent him from scrambling.

Keeping my arms locked tight and my weight pressed down, I raise my right leg high into the air.

Controlling Reagan with my weight and arms, I drop a right knee to his head.

I reach my left hand around Reagan's right leg and pull it out from underneath him. As I do this, I drive off my left foot and push my weight into him, forcing him over onto his side.

I'm in a standard fighting stance, squared off with Beach.

As Beach throws a left jab at my face, I parry it with my right hand.

Immediately following the jab, Beach shoots in for a double-leg takedown.

Wrapping up my legs, Beach uses his forward momentum to drive me to the ground.

As I fall back, I purposely land on my right side and keep my shoulders elevated off the mat.

Planting my right hand on the mat and my left hand on Beach's right shoulder, I immediately begin to scoot my hips back to free my right leg from underneath Beach's body.

Pulling my right leg out from underneath Beach's body, I use my posted right hand to pop up to my feet.

Using my left arm to gauge distance, I stand all the way up.

I step back and assume my standard fighting stance.

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