There is probably no escape technique in wrestling that is more underrated than the sit out.
Despite the effectiveness of the stand up, it often plays into the hands of leg riders, ankle grabbers, people with effective mat returns, and anyone who is willing to simply “cling”. Because it automatically separates hips, the most crucial aspect of escaping, sitting out quickly puts the bottom man close to an escape while placing the top man in an awkward position with few defences.
The sitout also affords options to score reversals and back points, making it one of the few techniques that is fundamentally safe and offensively dangerous.
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