When you struggle to avoid the guard pass and land on all fours, you are not 100% safe yet. One of the alternatives is to not land in the position and soon reach for your foe's legs to land on top. If that doesn't work, it's time to defend facing the ground.
Your adversary can take your back, catch your neck in the clock, throw their weight over your neck, among other things. What to do, then?
Sean Bansfield shows in this video how to protect yourself in this position. The first recommendation is to safely turn when your opponent gets the first hook in, thus yielding the half-guard (1min01s).
Another option, when your opponent is eyeing your neck in the north--south, is to break their grip and roll to land on top (2min05s).
The third option is a position that simbolizes the essence of BJJ: Without straining, the teacher simply sits (3min20s) and smoothly reaches the back.
In the fourth and fifth options, Sean teaches how to move forward to try to gain space and escape the uncomfortable situation.
Check it out and feel free to discuss.
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