A core ‘game’ my training partner and I discovered from Cross-Sides Bottom is moving/keeping our opponent over our hips, as it offers room to sit up on our elbow in both directions for reversals/escapes, in addition to a Harpoon Sweep if we’re able to move them down south when they have a Cross-Face as taught below by Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin:
Example of easy sit-ups onto elbow/hand to facilitate elbow push escape when opponent is low (or as they are Passing Guard demonstrated by Marcelo Garcia):
Not going to shoot a video of this and hand it to you guys, but you can sit up and stiff arm the Cross-Facing arm, getting up on the inside elbow. It’s pretty much the same mechanics as the elbow push, but you’re pushing on the bicep at the crook of elbow with outside arm and coming up on the inside elbow. It works because the opponent is down low. If they’re on your chest, no way Jose, so keep em’ low yo!
If the description above isn’t clear enough, might be willing to help trouble shoot in the comment section…;o)
Have a wonderful weekend fellas!