Newton’s first law of motion states that objects at rest stay at rest,and objects in motion stay in motion. So how something moves doesn’t change unless acted upon by an outside force. When attempting to escape your opponent’s control from a crappy position, you have to first get your body on the move. Once your body has motion, try to stay moving, even when your opponent blocks you with his counter forces.
Look at the pendulum of a clock. It swings from side to side, always moving, but never in the same direction. As soon as outside forces like gravity and friction prevent it from moving any further, it immediately begins moving in the opposite direction.
Almost any way you move, you’re likely to be met with opposing force from your opponent. It’s his job to keep you from doing what you want. You push right, he pulls left and vice versa. You push to stand up, he pulls to brings you back to the ground. Don’t waste your energy resisting your opponent’s will. Use his own force against him by taking his pushing force, and turning it into your own pulling force.
You can’t run through a wall, but you can save your energy and conserve your momentum by bouncing off that wall by continuing your motion in a different direction. You should be like a person with ADD off his meds, bouncing from one wall to another with constant motion.
If you find yourself in an inferior position, constant movement is essential. Losing and standing still at the same time is like being late for work and taking a nap instead of hustling out the door.