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1

What is the back survival position?

Protect your lapel collars with your crossed hands
Keep your elbows hidden
Don't reach for their arm, let them come to you
Sink your weight downward
Keep your legs bent and away from your body, to establish a wide base and prevent rocking.

2

What is the consequence of grabbing a hook when your back is taken?

Arm away from neck opens up chokes.

3

What is the downside of trying to bridge backwards and scoot your hips to the side in back mount?

Upper back meets their upper chest allowing for more control.
Especially bad if they have double underhooks.

4

What is the downside of trying to pull the arm down to escape the back mount?

Give them more control, and you're not defending the choke.

5

What is the downside of going to a side when your back is taken?

If you go to the wrong side (over their choking arm), you increase their chances at getting the choke. If you go to the correct side, it might be easier for them to vs escaping from the survival position/the scoop.

6

What is the downside of the traditional ear block defense when your back is taken?

You give them the seatbelt and Ezequiel chokes.

7

What is the turtle survival position?

Assuming your opponent has hooks in:
Bring right elbow inside their right leg. Left elbow braces to allow working space.
Slide left elbow inside their left leg.
One hand inside lapel, other hand slightly crossed
Keep your face down on the mat, until you have committed to a reversal.

8

(2-4) How do you transition from turtle survival position to back survival position?

Post out with left leg while bringing right shoulder to the mat
Driving with your left leg, push your weight onto their right leg
Keep elbows tight
Swing your body to the left ( don't bridge) and establish base.

9

(2-5) What is the consequence of grabbing the arm for a throw from turtle position when their hooks are in?

Opponent will roll while keeping their hooks in and take the choke.

10

(3-0) What is the mount survival position?

Bridge up on your right leg and fall onto your left side with your left leg straight
Brace the right side of their hip with your right hand
Brace their knee with your left elbow, keeping your elbow tucked to your body, and rest your left palm over your right palm.

11

(3-3) How do you nullify the cross collar choke under mount?

Turn into the mount survival position towards the attacking elbow.

12

(3-5) What is the s-mount survival position?

Continue to block their hip with your top elbow and forearm
Bring your bottom hand across your face to defend the neck.

13

(3-6) What is the consequence of pushing your arms up when mounted?

You are open to armbars
There is no barrier to transitioning to a higher mount
Being flat on your back opens up both sides of you to attack.

14

(3-6) Why is it bad to double underhook someone when you are mounted?

You are open to armbars
They can transition to a higher mount
They can drive their hips into your diaphragm

15

(3-6) Why is it bad to push the knees when mounted?

It's easy for them to pull your grips upwards off their knees
They can grab the back of your neck as a counter pressure
You are vulnerable to chokes when your neck is exposed and you are flat on your back.

16

(4-0) What is the side control survival position?

Block the cross face with your inside arm
Keep your outside arm hidden and tight to your body
Drive your inner knee into their hip, if you sense knee-on-belly.

If they transition to over-the-shoulder grip and hip block, block their inner arm until it's over your forehead, then cup their hip with elbow tucked behind their knee, which will act as an L brace to remove their weight.

17

(4-5) What is the risk of the outside-over-the-shoulder grip in bottom side control?

You are giving them the far side armbar.

18

(4-5) What is the risk of clasping your hands around the back in bottom side control?

You will be cross faced. Then you open yourself up to same side armbars, chokes and position changes.

19

(4-5) What is the risk of underhooking to escape side control?

If you don't have good control of their cross-facing arm, they can roll their hip towards your head and overhook your arm, setting up a Kimura or far-side armbar.

Alternatively, they can roll on top of your underhook to isolate it, and papercutter choke you.

20

(5-0) What is the knee-on-belly survival position?

Inner hand protects the same side collar
Outer arm tight across your belly.

21

(5-1) How do you escape knee-on-belly?

Bridge slightly and roll to the outside
Block knee by bringing top elbow over and under their knee, while keeping the elbow closed
Scissor top leg over bottom leg, gluing your thigh to your forearm
Bottom hand comes up to protect top lapel.

22

(5-5) What is the consequence of your inside elbow being open when rolling away from knee-on-belly?

They can go under your armpit and get the seatbelt.

23

(5-5) What is the consequence of not swinging the top leg over when rolling away from knee-on-belly?

There is no wall to prevent them from swinging their leg over, to use as a hook when taking the back (or maybe for S-mount).

24

(5-5) How do you respond to someone straight arm pushing you from under your knee-on-belly?

Posture back to maintain balance
Cross collar: grab their inside collar with your inside hand.

25

(5-5) How do you respond to someone pushing your knee with their outside hand under your knee-on-belly?

Grab their arm through the hole and go for a spinning armbar, straight armlock, or Kimura.

26

(5-5) What is the risk of underhooking someone's leg from the bottom of knee-on-belly, grabbing their belt, and stiff arming their chest against their dead angle?

Submission city.