The Turtle position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is nowhere as greatly explored as other positions are. That is to say: there are a number of possibilities when your opponent turtles up, both for positional advantage and for submissions… But the matter of the fact is that you probably haven’t spent a lot of time experimenting with it.
Ever found yourself in a situation where your training partner gets on “all fours”; with their arms and legs straightened out? You’ve probably experienced this with people who have some wrestling experience… And, boy, can it get frustrating trying to drop them down.
Here’s one way to do so, by forcing them to turtle up. Nicky Rodriguez demonstrates the “Kosoto” technique on the video below:
Body Lock Your Way Through The Guard With This Step-By-Step Approach To The Pass With B-Team Co-Founder & ADCC Finalist Nick Rodriguez’s Signature “Rody Lock” System For Grapplers Of All Levels.
- Learn the foundations of body lock passing with Nick’s explanation of the grips, pressure, and controls you need to start the attack.
- Go step by step through the pass with Nick’s advice on forcing half guard or beating the legs to get to dominant passing positions.