If you want to be able to effectively submit your opponent, you need to be able to control them first. It’s frustrating to pass his guard only to lose control after.

Even better, use your control to weaken and exhaust your opponent. This is the essence of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – break down your enemy then attack when he is weak.

Cageside Concussioncast (now Dirty White Belt Radio) asked Royce Gracie Black Belt Roy Marsh to show you punishingly effective way to pin even the strongest or most flexible person from Side Control.

This way is great when you are doing No Gi and don’t have the grips you would normally have with the kimono. Add pressure to your sidemount!

Professor Roy also shows some tips on how to get to sidemount when someone is defending.