Breno Sivak Basics Series 5 - Getting the Hooks and Finishing the Choke from the Back

Breno Sivak Basics Series 5 - Getting the Hooks and Finishing the Choke from the Back

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Breno discusses the importance of maintaining pressure with your chest on your opponent's back when you do not have the hooks, and shows how to get both hooks without disconnecting yourself from his back. After establishing both hooks, he shows how to finish the lapel choke.


Breno Sivak Basics Series 4 - The Importance of Maintaining Back Control

Breno Sivak Basics Series 4 - The Importance of Maintaining Back Control

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Bruno discusses the importance of taking your opponent's back, and emphasizes that it is the most dominant position in Jiu-Jitsu. He also shows how to maintain control of the back, rather than take your opponent's arm if he is giving it up.

Baret Yoshida Series 8 - Taking the back from Closed Guard

Baret Yoshida Series 8 - Taking the back from Closed Guard

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In this video Baret shows us a technique to transition from the Closed Guard position and take your opponents back where you can finish with any number of chokes.

Inside the University 160 - Scoop Back Take from Side Control and Transition to Mount or Back Retention against Escape Part 2

Inside the University 160 - Scoop Back Take from Side Control and Transition to Mount or Back Retention against Escape Part 2

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Xande continues teaching a flow sequence to take your opponent's back and transition to mount when they attempt to hip escape and get their back to the mat. This lesson is about the opportunist. Being able to capitalize on an opportunity could make the difference in any situation.

Inside the University 159 - Scoop Back Take from Side Control and Transition to Mount or Back Retention against Escape

Inside the University 159 - Scoop Back Take from Side Control and Transition to Mount or Back Retention against Escape

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Xande teaches a flow sequence to take your opponent's back and to re-take your opponent's back when they attempt to hip escape and get their back to the mat. In this lesson we learn to re-take our opponent's back or transition to the mount depending on your game strategy.

Inside the University 155 - Seatbelt Back Take from Side Control when Opponent Rolls Away

Inside the University 155 - Seatbelt Back Take from Side Control when Opponent Rolls Away

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Xande troubleshoots multiple ways to take your opponent's back when they roll away using the seatbelt grip.

Inside the University 145 - Long Step Back Take against Turtle

Inside the University 145 - Long Step Back Take against Turtle

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Xande teaches a way to switch back from the classic back take with a long step to surprise your opponent with an opposite side back take. In this lesson he teaches how to establish your grips and use the long step to dig into an opposite side hook.

Wilson Reis UFC Fighter 13 - Hopping Back Take from Sprawl

Wilson Reis UFC Fighter 13 - Hopping Back Take from Sprawl

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Wilson teaches a way to hop onto your opponent's back off a failed takedown attempt.

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 5 - Closed Guard Bodylock to Back Take

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 5 - Closed Guard Bodylock to Back Take

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In this next lesson we learn how to combine our armlock attack from the bodylock with a back take to advance our position. Most wrestlers have an underdeveloped sense of defending the back and this is a perfect way to advance your position to increase the likelihood of finding a submission.

Jackson Sousa Spider Guard Sweeps 6 - Classic Near Side Back Take from Side Control

Jackson Sousa Spider Guard Sweeps 6 - Classic Near Side Back Take from Side Control

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Jackson Sousa teaches how to take your opponent's back from side control by lifting your opponent's near side hip up to create space and take the back.

Inside the University 93 - Back Take from Turtle with Near Hook or Back Take with Garcia Roll and Far Hook

Inside the University 93 - Back Take from Turtle with Near Hook or Back Take with Garcia Roll and Far Hook

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Xande teaches how to set up two different back takes from the top turtle position. In the first part of the lesson we learn how to take the back with the hear hook by peeling our opponent's leg out to create space for the hook. In the second part we learn how to Garcia roll over our opponent to take the back with the far hook with a Marcelo Garcia signature back take.

Controlling the Back

Controlling the Back

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Xande teaches two ways to maintain your back control though early or late prevention. The first lesson covers how to use your hooks to readjust back control to prevent your opponent from putting their shoulders and hips on the mats. The second lesson covers how to re-establish the back when your opponent has defeated both hooks but you still have the seatbelt control. In this chair sit motion to retake the back, we maintain close contact to our opponent and slide our knee up to take the back again.

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