Guard master and renowned black belt Eduardo Telles wants to help you (especially the “big guys”) get out of that crippling side guard.
Telles recognizes that sometimes shrimpin’ ain’t easy. As an alternative escape, this escape starts with sturdy frame right under your opponent’s jaw to create space. You’ll expose your back briefly by rolling through the space created by your frame but, ideally anyway, pull right back into your guard. If your partner goes for the seatbelt grip around your back, all the better–you’re going to grab that seat belt and steamroll your way into the dominant position. Watch and learn.