Let Lachlan Giles Free You From Side Control Oppression

There are very few digital coaches (and live action black belt assassins) as gifted in teaching the fundamentals of jiu-jitsu as Lachlan Giles. One position he returns to again and again is side control, be it to highlight escapes or breaking down how to smash apart your opponent’s frames.

In this newest post from the St. Kilda-based professor, Giles gets back to escapes and ruining your competitor’s efforts to flatten and pass. Watch for “The Pillow Defense” as a low exertion/high effectiveness way to stymie your partner’s smashing:


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