My Escapes from side control are perhaps best described by the Portuguese phrase "they suck ass".
Bump to make sapce. Outside hand to inside hip. Repeat as necessary. Grab back of opponent's thigh. Come to knees. Grab opponent's knee with other hand. Grab opponent's far hip with original hand. Sprawl into them.
Passing hooks: Weight. Squeeze legs slightly. Forehead in shoulder, lower than opponents. Arms in tight like passing closed guard. At least one hand on opponent's hip. Follow. Pass when opening presents itself, don't chase a particular pass.
If they lift: Elbows tucked in, Hands base out. Squeeze legs, cross feet. If they go too far to one side, small twist of hips to flatten, then sprawl/pass.
Kneeride: Thumb in grip collar on near side, with arm nearest head. Hook foot in hip. Play. If they push knee, arm in as though for underhook, splay out and base on it though, drop weight, cross face, gable grip, hook near leg with free leg and go to mount.
Important things to remember from today's private:
Mount: -Underhook on far side. -Move up under near arm. -Release far underhook and switch to controlling that arm with my other arm, cupping the armpit from behind the back (elbow on the mat near their head). -Keep bottom knee in the groove of their hip, chase if necessary. Do not go to mount if that knee is not in the hip! -Swat the fly. - Keep the near knee pressure tight as I pull myself over with increased pressure from the far foot/knee.
Guard Passing: -Posture. -Stiff arm to hold them down -Knee in butt. -Leg back to break guard. -Hands on thier thighs, close to the hips, elbow pressure across the thigh. No gap between my elbow and my ribs, otherwise they can get their knee/shin across my chest! -Knee out to one side, standing on a flat foot, vertical shin, pressure on their leg. This position should be stable and make them feel so fucked they need to move! - As they move, pass based on what they do. (Will probably be one of three passes, near knee thru, far knee thru, or basic)
Getting passed: Either Carlos' frame (elbows joined to knees), or pillow defense. Switch between them as appropriate. This will need experience underneath to recognise which is appropriate when and when to switch, and also when an escape is available, and when an apparent escape will just result in the loss of the defensive frame.