Originally Posted by pauly_j
Does it work if you roll to the side a bit so you're almost giving your back then like.....forward roll with him on your back? If he's not holding on you come out the back.
If he's pinning your hands down, you can't even roll to the side. But even then, I'd still need to buck to create the space to do that. And if I've bucked, I might as well shrimp and go for an elbow escape. If I risk my back and try to roll, its likely that even a moderately capable opponent would sink in some hooks and maintain control.