I usually tell up and coming worm guard aficionados not to lasso the lapel because it promotes stalling. Keenan Cornelius
Keenan: I usually tell up and coming worm guard aficionados not to lasso the lapel because it promotes stalling, but thanks to a grip @_miexon_ showed me, I found a really aggressive attack that actually COUNTERS people who put their legs far back and don’t want to engage. So ironically the stalling position can now fight back against stalling. See if you can spot how it works. You can find more performance enhancing details on @keenanonline @hyperfly
Jitseasy: If you play worm guard you know that you can either setup the basic position from a DLR and then feed the gi under your leg OR lasso your leg around the opponent’s lapel first then set up DLR and continue establishing your worm guard position.
Keenan is referring to this later approach which I find better for me. I like this method because its easy to get even with your eyes closed and a resistant opponent. I flare my foot up and hook it behind my opponents arm (tricep) while elevating my hips. This basically hitches a ride on my opponent’s movement and drains his energy while he wastes energy stepping back. Once he tires himself out or stops stepping you can set up your position as seen in the beginning of this video where Keenan goes for reverse DLWorm.