Straight Arm Back Escape
Using your partner’s top arm as a lever, control your partner’s choking hand as best you can.
Following that, extend their arm to the best of your ability; and then, circle your head to the outside and drive with your legs to find yourself in their Guard.
Strong Side Back Escape
If your partner is attempting to choke you with their right hand, you want to bridge towards your left side. Once your head touches the mat, wiggle your shoulders until your right shoulder points towards your partner’s sternum.
Your right shoulder acts as the frame to keep you safe.