From Issue 12 of Jiu Jitsu MagazineKevin Howell (Andre Galvao/ATOS Black Belt) is a thinking man's jiu-jitsu player. He's written numerous books on jiu-jitsu with some of the top names in the sport, including Saulo Ribeiro, Dave Camarillo, Andre Galvao, and an upcoming book with Leo Vieira. Having had the experience of working so closely with such great champions, and being a political scientist as well, has helped form many of his theories on jiu-jitsu. Kevin's theory on techniques espouses that the basics of jiu-jitsu aren't about whole movements, such as an arm bar from closed guard, or a collar choke. Seeing a white belt perform a collar choke and seeing someone like Roger Gracie do it, with all of his nuances, you quickly recognize that his performance of the same technique is far from basic. Instead, the basics of jiu-jitsu can be broken down into specific details within each movement. In this article, Kevin's going to break down the simple hip escape coupled with the reverse hip escape. These are techniques that, outside of Judo, aren't often talked about or taught in jiu-jitsu schools. Kevin will use the basic reverse hip escape and explain how each of the champions he's written about use the reverse hip escape to get out of almost any predicament.