what are some of your favorite ways of dealing with the stack pressure
when attempting to do the basic armbar from the guard? especially
ones when dealing with a stronger opponent with good base.
for example, i trap their right arm, swing my left leg over their head
and get into perfect position to execute the armbar, but (everyone but
newbies) of course locks their arms, drives forward and stacks me
sometimes i'll look to grab/hook their left knee and pull myself toward
it looking for the sweep/roll but sometimes their base is too good for
other times i'll shoot my hips up as much as i can and try to dig my
right arm in for an underhook on their left arm, drop my hips back
down and try to pop their grip off to work an armcrush or omoplata/
kimura. this rarely works unless they are also transitioning.
usually i end up getting stalled in a little uncomfortable ball with my
knees being pushed into my face. in these cases is it better to wait
and see what they do (like wait for the pass attempt)?
gi tips would be greatly appreciated.