How to Do the Hip Escape aka Shrimping in Jiu Jitsu

Learn how to do the hip escape, aka shrimping, from Alliance MMA black belt Babs Olusanmokun in this Howcast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu video.

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All right. So what we are going to do now is the "Hip Escape or Shrimping". This is important for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and in terms of escaping. Know your bottom and here we go, Up and I am going to push off this leg and I take my hips away from the opponent. A Bridge up, push off back foot, get the feet together again, bridge up, note this, I lift my heels off the ground, my hips high, push the opponent and back my hips up away from him. Up, push off back foot, thats how you do the Hip Escape or Shrimping.

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  • Babs Olusanmokun

    Born in Lagos, Nigeria, actor and martial arts expert Babs Olusanmokun is a 2nd-degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Fabio Clemente. He has won numerous Pan American Black Belt Master competitions, earning two gold medals. Babs has taught at two dojos -- The Alliance Jiu Jitsu NYC, his home dojo, and the Beverly Hills Jiu Jitsu dojo in California. He also taught at the MMA gym PKG in Los Angeles.