He calls it a “weird” tip for escaping side control, but it’s really not weird at all. It’s a concept and it’s the type of thing all of us should really be focusing on more than we are.
I’m sure you’ve seen my ramblings about how there’s not enough discussion on concepts in BJJ. If you’ve read anything I’ve written, you know that I’m a huge proponent of concept styled drilling over technique styled drilling. Now, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love drilling techniques, it’s just that I think there should be more emphasis on concepts (if that’s even possible). And I think Dan Faggella agrees with me because every time I watch one of his videos, he talks about who, where, why and what. It’s the answers to those questions that help us know exactly what situation we’re in and what the best strategy for it is.
I’m going to post a video below. It’s one of Dan’s and in it, he discusses a way to make a bad situation better. Now, if you watch closely, you’ll notice that he doesn’t tell you what you do. He merely guides you to a better position – for you to decide what to do. The next move is yours and you can use all those techniques you learned all year in class. That’s the time to show them off, but in order to get to that favorable position, you need to know some basics on pressure, leverage and body position.
Check it out, I think you’ll like it.