Fella's... please help, as I need it. I've been taking BJJ for about a solid month now, and I'm sticking with it. But here's the rub... I recently pulled my side abdominal muscle and/or bruised rib and I'm wondering how you go about really protecting that area ? I find that when there's a FAT Person on top, and they always want top... that they just lay on you. I'm in pretty good shape, 6'2" 200, and lift 5-6 days a week, but this area is a weak spot. SUP helps tighten my abs, which I've started back up since I've been out of BJJ class for about a week. So, my real question is... what is the best defense to protect your mid-section ? I'm in attendance, so please chime in and begin this class. THANKS FELLA's ! MOD NOTE Please don’t try and circumvent the language filter , this is your only warning.