Inside the University 794 - Positioning Yourself in Turtle on Bottom

Inside the University 794 - Positioning Yourself in Turtle on Bottom

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To wrap up the lesson, Saulo shows how to correctly position yourself when on all fours in the turtle position on bottom. He stays always with his hips low, his elbows on the mat to base himself, and he turns on his hip when going to the side.


Rodrigo Pagani Curu Curu Guard and More 12 - Escaping from Turtle Position

Rodrigo Pagani Curu Curu Guard and More 12 - Escaping from Turtle Position

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Rodrigo shows how he escapes from turtle position when his opponent is on his side, reaching over his back. First Rodrigo closes his elbow to trap his opponent's hand. With his other arm, he posts on the mat, and slides backward a few steps to put his leg behind his opponent's thigh. Now he windshield wipers his foot and sits down to roll to the side, and finish on top.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 9 - Knee Bar from Turtle

Tarsis Humphreys Series 9 - Knee Bar from Turtle

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Tarsis shows the knee bar he used to finish Romulo Barral in the finals of the 2010 World Championship. From the turtle position, Romulo had Tarsis' leg pinned, so Tarsis first grabbed his arm and used the leverage to free his leg and pin Romulo's leg. Next he brought his arm through and grabbed the leg he was attacking. Then he rolled over his shoulder, grabbed the leg with his other arm and finished the knee bar.

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 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.

King of Anacondas with Milton Vieira 9 - Armbar against Anaconda Choke Attempt

King of Anacondas with Milton Vieira 9 - Armbar against Anaconda Choke Attempt

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Milton shows a way to your opponent's anaconda choke attempt with a slick armbar. We learn how to step out to create the proper space to roll into the armbar submission.

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