In Week 2 of the GB1 curriculum, we will be working on techniques from the GB1 Side Mount bottom.
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In this week's lesson, Master Carlos answers probably the #1 most asked question by white belt students: "How do I escape from my opponent's side mount?"
A key concept behind this escape is something you have likely heard many times in the GB Fundamentals class - "Move your hips!" Inexperienced students will instinctively try to push the opponent's weight off of them using arm strength, but this is not the most efficient strategy.
VIDEO 1 - Technique 8 Class 2A - Escape Side Mount bottom
Tip: Note how Master Carlos uses his right arm to frame on the opponent's hips and moves his hips out (remember all of those hip escape drills?!) to create room to replace the guard. This is the most critical side mount escape to master.