Sideride detail: attacking the turtle position

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These details are rather simple and may appear obvious, but I have yet to see many people actually do it to get the crucifix and instead just complain about how hard it is to get the arm out with their knee alone.

Sideride detail: attacking the turtle position

Here are two details to help you get the crucifix if they are turtling well.

First one. Let’s say you’ve sideride (one-on-one, chest on back, knee in armpit, leg and arm posted) but they are still hiding their arm.

Sideride detail: attacking the turtle position

Just grab their wrist and pull their arm out.

Sideride detail: attacking the turtle position

And step over it.

Sideride detail: attacking the turtle position

Now you’ve got the crucifix. You’ll have to pass the arm back to the other leg for the reverse omoplata.

Sideride detail: attacking the turtle position

The second way to do this starts the same — just grab the arm and pull it out.

Sideride detail: attacking the turtle position

Only this time, kick your near leg under.

Sideride detail: attacking the turtle position

Now you’ve get their arm trapped and you’re ready for the roll into the reverse omoplata.

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