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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    That's what I'm thinking... slide an arm in under the legs and sweep them off to the side.

    And while you're at it, drop an elbow on their face Joe Riggs style.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    That is why you immediately are going to their ankles for control and sweeps. He really is unable to hit you in the face with the hands or elbows because your knees are in his chest and your body is straight. This is not a stopping position, but a transition to some sweeps. I will try to get some pics, since I am not doing a good job explaining it.
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    I saw something like this on a Barret Yoshida dvd.
    He's in a similar position to the one you describe but controlling the arms,
    he bends at the waist bringing the guy toward him at the same time he skips his hips out & pops on an armbar/triangle.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    This is a Gi-only thing, right?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yes, sorry, I didn't clarify. No gi, with strikes.
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    The Yoshida thing was without Gi, sub grappling no strikes.

    I don't know if Locu5 is on about the exactly the same move, but it sounds similar.

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    I'm thinking heel hook.

    From the way I'm imagining it, you've got both feet splayed out, in perfect ankle locking/heel hooking position.

    One of my training partners taught me a technique he got from a Marco Ruas DVD, where he basically jumps guard around the guys legs from either this position or open guard, and goes the heel hook. Your chances of escaping this are slim to none.

    I'd work more on butterfly/X guard if I were you. Less chances of getting leg locked, better for controlling your opponent.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    one of my sparring partners at the gym does that move all the time. it annoys the hell outta me.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I haven't ankle-locked anyone in a week or so, and the description of this position made me begin salivating.

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    I use a variation of this to defend punches from the knees. You keep them at a distance as they press forward, then trap their arms, post a foot on the hip and upkick them with the other one. Unfortunately if the guy on top backs out before you have his arms you have to do something else since his forward pressure is actually maintaining the position.

    As noted above, keep your feet on their hips to be ready for footlocks.

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