Stepping In

Paco begins to machine gun his legs to keep me at bay. If I attempt to inch my way forward, I will get hammered with kicks. Instead, I need to close the distance in one step.

If an opponent is lying defensively on his back in the shell position, it makes it relatively easy to close the distance and work to gain control. However, a lot of opponents lying on their back will machine-gun fire their legs, almost as if they are riding a bicycle. Trying to inch your way forward will usually result in eating a half a dozen kicks. In such a scenario, a good option is to lift your lead leg high and step between your opponent's legs. It requires precise timing to avoid getting struck, but once you manage your goal, your opponent can no longer kick your lead leg. Immediately you should lean your shin into his leg or body and work to gain control of his legs with your hands.

Paco begins to machine gun his legs to keep me at bay. If I attempt to inch my way forward, I will get hammered with kicks. Instead, I need to close the distance in one step.

I lift my left leg high and push off of my right Keeping my head back to avoid getting nailed leg. with an up-kick, I step my left leg between Paco's legs.

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