Inside the University 933 - Recovering Guard from Turtle by Sitting Back

Inside the University 933 - Recovering Guard from Turtle by Sitting Back

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Another way to recover from turtle is by sitting back and bring your legs through to the front. A common scenario Nick will use this technique is after a failed shot with his opponent sprawling on top of him. By using this sit back method, he can recover and face his opponent.


Dallas Niles Crucifix Series 10 - Crucifix Setup from Turtle by Forcing the Arm

Dallas Niles Crucifix Series 10 - Crucifix Setup from Turtle by Forcing the Arm

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Again from turtle, Dallas's opponent is playing defense and trying to protect his neck from the choke. Dallas grabs the wrist and pries the arm open enough to step his foot over it. Now he can bring his other knee up to trap the arm between his legs and pull it back to set up his crucifix.

Inside the University 793 - Anticipating Your Opponent's Reaction

Inside the University 793 - Anticipating Your Opponent's Reaction

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After watching some students work on the back take, Saulo talks about the importance of creating a reaction by your opponent, and anticipating it so you can capitalize on it. He also shows a few ways to finish the position, based on how your opponent reacts after you dive to the ground to take the back.

Inside the University 792 - Staying Connected on the Back

Inside the University 792 - Staying Connected on the Back

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Correcting some mistakes he saw in practice, Saulo emphasizes that you try to pull your opponent down, you create space for him to escape by taking your chest off his back. Instead, stay connected as you dive to the mat and bring him with you.

Inside the University 791 - Controlling and Attacking from Top Turtle Position

Inside the University 791 - Controlling and Attacking from Top Turtle Position

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With his opponent in turtle position, Saulo keeps his hips and chest on his opponent, with his feet pushing off the mat and his hand in the back of the collar. By pushing off his feet, he can move his opponent around and create openings for him to attack. Here he shows a few options to get the back or side control, depending on his opponent's reaction.

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 6 - Transition from Turtle to Side Control

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 6 - Transition from Turtle to Side Control

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Eduardo is behind his opponent who is in turtle and trying to avoid submissions. Eduardo picks up his opponent's foot and traps it with his hip. Now he drops his knee to the inside, forcing his opponent to the mat on his side. Now he grabs the far lapel and shuffles to side control, pulling his opponent to his back as he goes.

Inside the University 490 - Sinking In the First Hook

Inside the University 490 - Sinking In the First Hook

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Many times while in turtle, Gustavo's opponent will keep his elbows tight inside his thighs to prevent Gustavo from getting his hooks in. In this case, Gustavo establishes his position on top of the back, with his shin resting on the thigh and his other foot looking to make a hook. From here, he can rock side to side and pull on the back of the collar, eventually creating the space he needs to sink his first hook in and roll his opponent to finish the back take.

Inside the University 489 - Taking the Back from Turtle

Inside the University 489 - Taking the Back from Turtle

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Gustavo's opponent is in turtle position and keeping his elbows tight to his knees, so he makes a grip on the back of the collar and another on the far armpit of the gi as he reaches over the back. Next he places his nearside shin on his opponent's thigh and his other foot over the back and at the hip, looking to make a hook. While on top of the back, he pulls the collar and falls to the nearside, placing his far side hook in as he rolls his opponent. Next he can look to place his second hook and establish a solid back control.

Nathiely de Jesus Series 9 - Choke from Turtle

Nathiely de Jesus Series 9 - Choke from Turtle

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With her opponent in turtle, Nathiely stays behind with her toes on the mat and her knees pinching the hips. She reaches her arm underneath to grab the far collar, then posts her other hand on the mat next to her opponent and pulls her to the side, opening up the neck. Now she reaches across the neck to grab the other collar. Now she sits back and pulls her opponent with her, where she can bring her leg across the body and finish the choke.

Josh Hinger Series 2 - Sniper Guillotine from Front Headlock

Josh Hinger Series 2 - Sniper Guillotine from Front Headlock

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Starting from the front headlock position, Josh has one arm going over the shoulder and the other under the opposite arm, and has a tight seat belt grip under his opponent's chest. He slides he arm that is over the shoulder in deep so he can make a Gable grip at the armpit, and use his arm to push his opponent's arm across his own face. Next he slides his hip in so his thigh is blocking the elbow, and then he scoots in more so his shin is hooking across his hips. He switches his Gable grip back to a seat belt grip, and throws his other leg over the back before raising his hips and pulling his arm through to finish the choke.

Inside the University 392 - Clock Choke from Turtle

Inside the University 392 - Clock Choke from Turtle

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From turtle position, Victor pulls his opponent down and secures his collar grips, looking to take the back as he did in his first technique. However, this time his opponent turns belly down and does not allow him to get any hooks. Victor gets to his knees and switches his hips to face toward the head and steps his leg out wide. With his weight pushing down on his opponent's neck, Victor walks his legs to the top as he tightens the choke.

Inside the University 391 - Rolling Back Take to Lapel Choke

Inside the University 391 - Rolling Back Take to Lapel Choke

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Again Victor starts on top with his opponent in turtle, but this time after he gets his seat belt grip, his opponent turns inside to face him. As his opponent start to turn, Victor jumps to the other and rolls, making a hook with his top leg and using it to bring his opponent over with him. After completing his roll, he establishes back control, and climbs up to the S-position to finish the choke, same as he did in the last technique.