The Turtle position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one that you’ll commonly find both yourself, as well as your training partners and opponents in. So, it is of vital importance not only to know how to „play“ it right when on the defense yourself; but it’s equally important to know how to take advantage of the situation when your opponents turtle up.
If you’re turtled up and your opponent is getting ready for that transition – but their pressure feels somewhat off and their grips aren’t quite there yet… You can go for the Step Over.
It won’t just get you out of the Turtle, but it will get you into a more dominant position as well.
Nicky Rodriguez demonstrates 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.