Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 13 - Interview with Edward Telles

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 13 - Interview with Edward Telles

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Edward Telles is a black belt no gi world champion and a pioneer of the turtle guard. In this interview he shares his story of his past.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 12 - Lumberjack Sweep from Closed Guard

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 12 - Lumberjack Sweep from Closed Guard

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Telles recalls how he used to be a closed guard guy when he was a white to purple belt. The lumberjack sweep was one of his favorite ways to sweep his opponent.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 11 - Turtle Transition against Torreando Pass

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 11 - Turtle Transition against Torreando Pass

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Telles teaches how to transition into the turtle to protect yourself when your opponent is passing your guard with the torreando pass. He recalls that he developed his turtle defense as a response to Terere's excellent torreando style passing.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 10 - Classic Back Escape Against Two Hooks

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 10 - Classic Back Escape Against Two Hooks

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Telles teaches a variation of the classic back escape when your opponent is on your back with both hooks in. By acting fast and changing the angle on your opponent, you may be able to free your hips and escape to a better position.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 9 - Classic Back Escape Variation with One Hook In

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 9 - Classic Back Escape Variation with One Hook In

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Eduardo Telles shows one of his favorite ways to escape the back when your opponent has managed to get one hook in against your turtle position. In this lesson we use our arm as a hook against our opponent's leg and then proceed with the classic back escape.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 8 - Roll Sweep from Turtle Position

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 8 - Roll Sweep from Turtle Position

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Telles teaches a way to sweep your opponent from turtle when you're unable to hook the leg for the leg pinch sweep. This sweep can often be set up as a counter to the clock choke by simply rolling over one shoulder to end up on top.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 7 - Rolling Kneebar from Turtle

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 7 - Rolling Kneebar from Turtle

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Telles recalls how he began using the rolling kneebar with great success as a brown belt to submit a lot of people from the turtle position. He shares that you can actually roll over either shoulder and the right option is often dependent on how your opponent chooses to distribute their weight to defend the rolling motion.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 6 - Turtle Defense and Recovery against Back Take

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 6 - Turtle Defense and Recovery against Back Take

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Eduardo Telles covers concepts on how to defend yourself in the turtle position when your opponent is trying to take your back.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 5 - Turtle Guard Recovery and Transitions

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 5 - Turtle Guard Recovery and Transitions

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Eduardo Telles recalls why he first began using his turtle guard and talks about its utility as a position to recover when your opponent is almost passed your guard. We learn turtle guard can be used during transitions to prevent your opponent from getting the guard pass.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 4 - Turtle Knee Pinch Sweep from Half Guard

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 4 - Turtle Knee Pinch Sweep from Half Guard

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Telles shows a way to transition into the turtle knee pinch position from the half guard and follows up with a second sweep when you are unable to push your opponent over. Following the action reaction principle, if your opponent pushes back, simply redirect your energy and roll them the other way for the sweep.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 3 - Turtle Knee Pinch Sweep against Knee Slice Pass

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 3 - Turtle Knee Pinch Sweep against Knee Slice Pass

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Telles teaches an interesting way to counter the knee slice pass by pinching your elbow and knee to trap their leg when they attempt to pass your guard and coming up for the sweep.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 2 - Turtle Roller Sweep from Side Control

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 2 - Turtle Roller Sweep from Side Control

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Telles shares a way to transition from side control to turtle and finish with a sweep when your opponent makes the mistake of having the arm too far to control you hips.

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