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. ;)