Opinions on kimura from inside half guard?
Alright so imagine he's got half guard on my right leg, meaning my left leg is on the outside.
Generally after flattening my opponent and connecting the hips I like to put my left elbow to their LEFT ear (not an overunder), and try to drive the trapped leg through to mount while pushing on their leg with my right hand. To prevent this people push on my right knee with their outstretched left arm -- which signals me to grab their left wrist with my right hand, and then lock up the kimura (made even easier because my left arm is already on the far side of their body)
Passing half guard has always been one of my strong suits... but after tapping a blue belt with this the other day i'd really like to understand this position a little better. So questions:
1: Are there better options than a kimura in this situation?
2: How can my opponent potentially sweep me?
and most importantly
3: What is the best way to finish the kimura here? i've been having a little more success by bringing my left foot up and bringing my opponent into me, but i have no idea if there's a better way to do it.