TD options against a smaller opponent

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  1. bigkick

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    Sparred with a unfamiliar opponent last night. Guy was about a foot smaller than me and quickly assumed a sort of crouched boxing stance, keeping his hands moving all the time and making himself an even smaller target. I couldn't get a good grip on either sleeve, couldn't get inside to go for a collar, and didn't see how I was going to be able to drop low enough to go for a leg.

    I have some success with TDs generally but they're definitely not a strength. Frustrated, I ended up doing really lame guard pulls each roll. Surely there must be better options I could work on? Anyone offer any tips?
     
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    I enjoy going against larger guys - the troubles I have occur when the larger guy is able to set and maintain the distance between us.
     
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    Underhooks, snapdowns, and ankle picks.

    >Isn't it easier for a shorter guy to get an underhook?

    Yes but you're going to have a lot more leverage when you get them, and he's probably going to be trying to shoot on your hips anyways, so it's just being proactive.
     
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    ngarauru nga ariki o nga kahui maunga

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    beastly arm drag to soooooo motherfuckin plex of doom
     
  5. bigkick

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    So kinda like this?

     
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    He's in the right ballpark.
     
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