Chris Herzog show the Ghost escape. Ghost escape from side mount is a great way to get out from under your opponent when he has you in side control. The ghost is actually a series of escapes that can be done from side-control, north from south, somebody’s passing guard with a knee-over pass. Chris will work it from side-control and actually all the way to sprawl control.


He’s done a similar one in the past that ended in the d’arce. But he’s been getting it from sprawl and trying to fit it with something with a higher percentage.


0:52 – Your opponent has got side-control. The first you always want to do is t-rex him. You lift your hips and shrimp away from him.


1:06 You want to then get a pimp arm with your right arm locking  out in his hips and establish then establish a whizzer with your left hand.


1:13 First thing you want to do is the 25-set up. You are going to hook his foot and drag it into half guard. But your opponent’s hands can prevent it by sliding his knees tight into your body. When that happens, your pimp arm is going to become an under-hook on the opposite side of his body.


1:29 Your legs are going to be tight and you are going to swing him along the floor as you drive yout under hook up and over your shoulder.


1:36 Stretch, wrap, tight like a football right into sprawl control.


1:46 Another angle and your opponent has you in  good side-control with over an under.


1:52 You come in and T-rex  I’m trying to lift your hips and I draw your hips and move away. Pimp arm and you are going to try to walk in, drive the foot over to half guard. He’s gonna slide his knees in.


2:18 You under hook his hip. Stretch your legs, swing them parallel to the mat as you stretch your arm over your body and you are going to go right into the sprawl control, give a lock. You are going to squeeze tight and slide with force.


Getting out from the side mount can be very tiring, especially against a larger opponent.


This move is a great way to escape.