Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 10 - Partial Training from Turtle

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 10 - Partial Training from Turtle

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Now Xande does some partial training with his student, starting in the turtle position. The objective is to escape, and then reset back to turtle. Xande also takes this time to correct some of his student's mistakes while using the turtle defense techniques.


Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 9 - Roll Over to the Inside from Turtle

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 9 - Roll Over to the Inside from Turtle

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This time while Xande is in turtle with his opponent is on his side, he does the roll over, but now toward his opponent. By rolling in, he can go straight to his back and into a guard position. If he gets stuck with his legs in the air, he can plant his heels on his opponent and walk himself back to create space.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 8 - Roll Over Reverse from Turtle

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 8 - Roll Over Reverse from Turtle

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In this situation, Xande is in turtle and his opponent is on his side, reaching over his back. Xande controls the arm either by pinching with his elbow or grabbing the wrist. From here he essentially does a forward roll, bringing his opponent over the top. Xande ends up with his back on his opponent's ribs, where he can turn over to establish side control.

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 7 - Fade Away from Turtle to Guard

Xande's Turtle and Back Defense 7 - Fade Away from Turtle to Guard

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Xande revisits the fade away movement from the turtle position, but this time with his opponent on top. Here he shows the importance of falling away from him and how he is able to sit back to recover his guard.

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.

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