Hello, this is Ben Brown and this is how to keep somebody on the mat after a take down. So what we get to look at today is subsequent to a well executed take down, you're going to end up hopefully on top of your opponent. When you do that I am going to give you a couple tricks on how to keep them there. Alright so you've got your take down, your opponent is on his back, let me show you how to keep them where you want them. To start with, your base consists of a couple things, not the least of which is two knees, alright. You need your knees to be nice and wide. Wide knees means your base, your center, your butt can be nice and low. I like to keep my knees underneath my opponent's shoulder and hip if I can. The wider the better. Alright the next step is to make sure that your chest is up against their chest. You are going to keep it nice and low, nice and tight, alright. Typically I will give them a pillow and reach underneath their opposite shoulder. Finally, keep your head down. Remember, the key to keeping your opponent on the ground is to become part of the ground yourself. You will want to get as low as you possibly can and give them as little space as possible. Alright once you are in this position, a couple problems may come up. Alright, good fighters are going to be able to hip up, turn towards you and get this elbow in between your hip. Go ahead, now this means he is going to try to recover his guard. The trick I tend to use in order to keep that from happening is to take my low leg, the far side leg, drag it along his ribcage and come right up underneath that shoulder. Once I do that, I'm in a good strong position to keep him on the ground. Alright so what can also happen in this position is if your opponent turns their knee into you. That can be even more trouble. Go ahead, once that knee is right up in between you and your opponent, this means he's going to have a better time recovering his guard. It's then more urgent for me. What I'm going to do is take my high side knee, slide it underneath that in kind of a reverse case like a Tommy and use this as an opportunity to transition into an even better position.