Just looking for some ideas on this. Didn't get a chance to ask the instructor last night. Anyways I got toally destroyed lastnight by a guy using the tripod to setup the armbar. Basically he'd tripod me and if I kept my elbows in tight and tried to turn he'd use the backs of my elbows to steer me me back flat. So I tried to use my elbows on his shoulders to create a litle space to turn into . Well as soon as I did this he would hook an arm and switch to an armbar. So then I tried to swim an arm down and push his head off to the side to get him at an angle to me and relieve some of the pressure straight down on my sternun. Well then he'd just swim his arm in and hook the arm again and get me in a north/south Armbar. This went on for like the whole round. Basically, as soon as I tried to move and get out of the tripod I'd get subbed. But trying to stay and be patient in the tripod is absolutely miserable. Any ideas?