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16 February 2016

16/02/2016 - Open Mat | Step Over Triangle

Class #695
Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 16/02/2016

I got in some more sparring today, which is always cool. That included a chance to try out the armbar grip break from the last open mat I went to, fun times. With Mike, an interesting question came up regarding the step over triangle. As I had just done it to him, he sensibly wanted to know if there was a good way to defend against it. I can't think of the last time anyone did this to me, so that's a question I need to explore!

I had Mike do it to me and then had a play with what I might do to defend. Possibly wriggling your free arm underneath to link them, forming a wedge against their leg you could use to open up space? Not sure if that would work. I'll explore this in sparring next time, starting from there and seeing if I can work a way out. It's always good to understand the defence for offensive positions you like, as then your offence gets better due to closing off those escape routes. ;)

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