I am a researcher. I get that from my mother. I used to ask her a question and after I did, she would walk away. She would return moments later with a book in her hand. She would stand in front of me, hand me the book and say, “Look it up.” I quickly learned to stop asking her questions and to start doing research on my own.
Let’s fast forward 30 years. I’m still researching, but the only difference is that I’m not looking up dinosaurs anymore – now I’m watching and reading BJJ related videos and articles. I have to tell you that I like it a lot better now.
Early on in my Jiu-Jitsu career, I became overwhelmed by all the really cool moves out there. It seemed like everyone had a “system” and the more I saw, the more I wanted. The only problem was that I wasn’t working fast enough. I would assimilate, but around every corner was a new system. It never ended and it still hasn’t. I’ve learned to take things in stride though. Now, I recognize that new techniques and modifications to old ones are going to happen every day. I can’t possibly grasp all of them. Now, I just enjoy the game.
But every so often, I do enjoy absorbing the knowledge of an expert, whether it be a conceptual grouping, such as Inverted Guard, or some new variations of Side Control Escape.
Today’s story is about Side Control Escape, or otherwise known as, “Side Escape.”
Roy Dean is exceptional at showing a sort of flowing technique. I’ve rarely seen anything like it. It’s as though he’s found his calling, and I’m happy about that. Rarely does someone find their niche in life like that. The way he teaches is remarkable.
Now, we all know traditional side escapes. Block a cross face, do a hip escape and slide your knee back underneath his belly to regain guard. There are even more advanced roll over escapes that I’ll have to put on video for you. But there are some I’ve never seen. Until now of course.
Take a look at Roy’s video of his various Side Escapes. And then bookmark this page. I’m fairly certain you’ll want to watch these again.
Roy Dean – Pathway to Escape Side Control – BJJ Weekly #059