Yeah, we know how it goes. You fought hard to get your training partner into an inferior position… And you’ve done it! In fact, you’ve placed them into one of the most defensive positions there is – they’re in the Turtle!
But, alas, the fight is just beginning in a way. You’re trying your best to take their back from here, but no matter what you try to do, you just can’t seem to succeed. They’re all crunched up and you can’t blast through their defense! This is especially true when you’re rolling in a Gi.
5X BJJ world champion Bernardo Faria shares with us his favorite way to take the back. He used this simple but effective back take throughout all his career and against some of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu.
It’s a very simple set up. Bernardo snakes his far arm under his opponent far armpit and grabs the collar. From here, he places his knee next to the opponent’s and falls with him. Bernardo explains a great detail: he goes for the choke in order to distract his opponent, so that he can insert the hooks.
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