Inside the University 342 - Hell Choke from Turtle

Inside the University 342 - Hell Choke from Turtle

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Xande breaks down the choke he used in the Grand Slam finals, starting from turtle position on top. Xande makes the clock choke grips, but for whatever reason, he feels he won't be able to finish the clock choke. Instead, he throws his leg over to the far side, and rolls all the way through. The leg he throws ends up with the knee in his opponent's ribs, and his other leg ends up over the shoulder. Here he is in perfect position to finish the choke.


Yuki Nakai Series 6 - Armlock from Turtle on Top

Yuki Nakai Series 6 - Armlock from Turtle on Top

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With his opponent in turtle position, Yuki stays near the head with his chest on his opponent's back, and feeds the from the far side to his near side hand, underneath the torso. Using his leverage, he drives and rolls his opponent onto his back, landing in the mount. Now he switches to the other side, keeping the grip on the gi. He traps the near arm with his thigh, puts pressure on the neck with his forearm, and finishes the armlock using leverage from his hips.

Yuki Nakai Series 1 - Choke from Turtle on Top

Yuki Nakai Series 1 - Choke from Turtle on Top

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Yuki Nakai, one of Japan's MMA legends and the first Japanese to receive a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, begins his series with a choke he likes to set up from the turtle position. Yuki first reaches under the neck and makes a collar grip, and drives his opponent on to his side. Trapping the arm between his body and his leg, Yuki maneuvers around his opponent's head, until his knee is applying pressure on the face. Yuki maintains his strong collar grip, and forces his opponent to tap to the choke.

Rodrigo Pagani Curu Curu Guard and More 11 - Setting Up a Back Take from Turtle

Rodrigo Pagani Curu Curu Guard and More 11 - Setting Up a Back Take from Turtle

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While attempting the guillotine from turtle, many times his opponent will put his forehead on the mat to defend. Rodrigo responds by jumping over his opponent's back, while staying connected, and immediately turning to get on the side, ready to attack the back.

Rodrigo Pagani Curu Curu Guard and More 10 - Loop Choke from Turtle

Rodrigo Pagani Curu Curu Guard and More 10 - Loop Choke from Turtle

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From the same top turtle position as the last technique, Rodrigo now reaches for the collar after grabbing the chin. Now he moves to the side, placing his opponent's head under his armpit, before diving underneath and rolling to set up the choke. With his free hand, he grabs the triceps, brings both of his elbows together, bridges and walks to the side to finish the choke.

Rodrigo Pagani Curu Curu Guard and More 9 - Guillotine from Turtle

Rodrigo Pagani Curu Curu Guard and More 9 - Guillotine from Turtle

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From the turtle position on top, of which he shows a few ways to get there, Rodrigo drops his belly on the back of his opponent's head and reaches under his chin. He spreads his fingers and where the base of thumb meets the hand goes right on the throat. With his other hand, he grabs his fingers, before walking forward and sitting his weight back to finish the guillotine.

Daisuke Nakamura Series 3 - Back Take from Turtle

Daisuke Nakamura Series 3 - Back Take from Turtle

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Daisuke starts on top in the turtle position, and first makes sure to control his opponent's hips. He reaches over the back to grab the lapel, and his other hand grabs the collar behind the neck. Now he pulls his opponent down on his side, and lifts him up to a sitting position. From here he can jump up and pull his opponent down, finishing on the back.

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 14 - Back Take and Choke from Turtle

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 14 - Back Take and Choke from Turtle

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Starting with his opponent in turtle, Lucas sits on top, squeezing his opponent between his legs. He reaches through to grab the opposite collar and grips the same side sleeve. Lucas puts his knee next to his opponent's knee, and rolls to the side. Now he places the top hook, and rolls to the other side to place the second hook, before finishing the choke.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 12 - Back Take and Choke from Turtle

Tarsis Humphreys Series 12 - Back Take and Choke from Turtle

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Tarsis shows how he likes to take the back and finish the choke when his opponent is in the turtle position. First Tarsis establishes good pressure on the back with his belly, and sets up his seat belt. Next he puts his knee between his opponent's leg and arm, and pulls him to the side, on top of his own body and gets his hooks in. From here he gets his grips on the lapel and finishes the choke.

Private Lesson with Saulo 11 - Taking the Back from Turtle

Private Lesson with Saulo 11 - Taking the Back from Turtle

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Starting in the turtle position once again, defending the single leg, now James is unable to flatten his opponent, so he spins to the side, ready to take the back. First he makes grips on the collar and hip, before hopping up and putting his weight on his opponent's back. Depending on his opponent's reaction, James picks a side to throw his first hook in and pull him down to finish taking his back.

Private Lesson with Saulo 10 - Defending the Single Leg from Turtle

Private Lesson with Saulo 10 - Defending the Single Leg from Turtle

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Saulo shows James how to defend the single leg when his opponent is in the turtle position, grabbing his leg. Saulo reaches his outside arm all the way underneath his opponent's body, to grab his elbow. He can use his other hand to help feed him the elbow. With this grip, he pulls his opponent's base out from underneath him, and then back steps til he establishes side control.

Inside The University 192 - Taking the Back from the Turtle Position

Inside The University 192 - Taking the Back from the Turtle Position

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Saulo continues to analyze Xane's final match against Lucas Leite in the 2015 World Championship, and shows how he believes Lucas should have tried to take Xande's back after Xande rolled away from the half guard. After taking the back, Saulo shows how to setup and finish the lapel choke.

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