Help with escaping North/South Position

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by tbonejackson, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. tbonejackson

    tbonejackson White Belt

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    I really have a hard time when I am at the bottom of the North/South position. The only technical escapes I have even seen for it, are to do a backwards somersault to get to the person's back or to just try to wiggle your head to one side of the person or the other to essentially end up in side control. I haven't had a whole lot of success with this and when I run into the type of roller who does a lot of transitioning from North/South to side control and back and forth, I end up staying on the bottom until the roll finishes.

    Any advice anyone can give me on this would be greatly appreciated.

    tbone
     
  2. Shemhazai

    Shemhazai Black Belt

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    Bridge like a mofo and get your knees under his armpits.
     
  3. SFinclined

    SFinclined Purple Belt

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    North-South can be difficult to get out of especially if the guy is heavier. You have to get past his arms if they are under your armpits, push on his hips over your head and bump, usually you can work your way out or get him to switch to side. If you can create enough space you can roll over and take his back but I have difficulty with that escape. I usually just turtle once I create space.
     
  4. shaftoe

    shaftoe Orange Belt

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    Swing your legs to generate momentum, shift your hips and come to your knees.
     
  5. STFUjiujitsu

    STFUjiujitsu Blue Belt

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    I'm not good at getting to my knees. I personally do the push on the hips and bounce my butt away and swing over their back and hook the inside of their thigh with my foot.
    2nd I always get my forearms in their arm pits, This will help prevent kimura and armbars. Push up in their arm pits and bridge and when you come down put one knee in and the other knee around their head to push off of to spin your body around. From there it's a scramble for position but at least your out of n/s.
    3rd, If your in Gi. When your buck and push in thier pits. put your knees in their armpits and grab their sleeves and push your legs to roll them over you. These work well for me.
     
  6. FLMikeATT

    FLMikeATT Purple Belt

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    I've had good success escaping once I have both hands on my opponents belt. From there, extend your arms and roll backwards to take his back, do a diagonal roll to regain guard, or bridge and roll and you will end up on top of N/S with your hands still on his belt.
     

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