Don’t grapple with a grappler – there is no reason to go down that path and try to match skill…even if you’re a seasoned grappler yourself.
- Maintain your balance
- Only “kick” when your balance allows you (don’t force it)
- Try to maintain an inside grip
- Bite and gouge if possible to create space, disrupt his mindset and allow you to strike
NOTE: Even if you’re a grappler you should use these tricks to break his balance instead of the subtle maneuvers reserved for sport.