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2 Minute Technique: How to Back Take from the Turtle Position

This weeks 2-minute technique is How to Take the Back from the Turtle Position. You’ll learn step by step instructions on what to do to take your opponents back.

Step 1: Grabbing your opponents lapels, you’ll pin them to the mat to gain more control.

How to Back Take from the Turtle Position
Lapel Control

Step 2: You’ll tripod up, resting your head on your opponents stomach.

How to Back Take from the Turtle Position
Tripod

Step 3: Stepping forward with your right knee – knee in the middle – keeping his guard open.

How to Back Take from the Turtle Position
Knee in the Middle

Step 4: You’ll take your arms and sweep them up through your opponents legs to separate them.

T-Rex Arms
T-Rex Arms

Step 5: Next you’ll stack your opponent, pick a side you’re most comfortable with.

How to Back Take from the Turtle Position
Pick a Side to Stack to

Step 6: Your opponent will roll out and end up in the Turtle position, your right knee will go to his side.

How to Back Take from the Turtle Position
He goes to Turtle – Right Knee in the Middle

Step 7: You’ll get your seat belt grip or better yet get your Kimura Grip Control.

How to Back Take from the Turtle Position
Kimura Grip Control

Step 8: You’ll bring your left knee down in order to complete the final step.

How to Back Take from the Turtle Position
Knee Down

Step 9: Next and final step you’ll pull your opponent onto your lap. Make sure to get your right hook in. Fall to the side. Then you’ll search for his arm with your opposite leg. From there you’ll be able to do an attack.

How to Back Take from the Turtle Position
Hook in, Fall to Side, Search for Arm

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