I'm a bit bored at work, so I thought I'd do something different for a change and ask a technical question. Here goes:
I have my opponent in my guard and I've overhooked one of his arms. I would like to scoot my hips out and triangle choke him by either sliding my shin past his bicep (pushing his arm out) or push his wrist towards his stomach and snaking my leg past the OTHER side of his arm.
Anyway, my opponent counters this by keeping his non-overhooked arm tight back to my hip, more specifically, his elbow to the outside of my hips. Now I can't do the triangle (or omo plata).
My question is, what can I do in this situation?
I actually know one move from here: Insert your hooks and try to sweep him towards his non-overhooked side. Either he will go over or base out with his arm or leg. If he bases out with his leg, you can try to push on the knee/shin of that leg with your leg, sweeping him to his back. If he bases out with his arm, you can put your shin in his bicep and proceed with your triangle choke or even omoplata.
But the problem with that move is that I don't really like to do an elevator sweep with an overhook, especially starting out pretty much flat on my back, because if it fails, and he gets past my legs, he is side mounting me with a far underhook.