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Jake Shields Shows A Simple Way To Take The Back From Turtle

The best moves in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are, arguably, the ones which aren’t (too) complicated – and that you can resort to more often than not. These high percentage techniques need to be...

The Rolling Back Take From Leg Drag Is Much Easier Than You Think

The Rolling Back Take from Leg Drag is one of those techniques that makes a lot of BJJ students go: “Wait, what?” However, it’s not too complicated to set it up. It’s just a...

Take Their Back With This Setup From Lasso Guard

You can love training and competing in the Gi or hate it, but the fact stands: with it, you have much more possibilities for controlling your opponent than without it! The grip options, with...

This Weird Back Take Is Just The Technique You Need

Sure – the back take is not really a submission. But it needs to be mentioned, as the guard gives you an opportunity to transition onto your opponent’s back, which is the most dominant...

Demian Maia Demonstrates A Cool Way To Take The Back (From Butterfly Guard)

Sure – the back take is not really a submission. But it needs to be mentioned, as the guard gives you an opportunity to transition onto your opponent’s back, which is the most dominant...

Fool Them Into Thinking They’ve Got Your Back – Reverse Position & Establish Side Control

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a great martial art with a seemingly endless array of techniques to be learned and practiced. And while technical knowledge is absolutely necessary when attempting to...

This Reverse Triangle Choke Setup From The Back Is The Easiest One You’ll Learn

Whenever you have your training partner’s back, you have multiple submission options. ADCC competitor Josh Cisneros bait opponents into giving him EXACTLY wha he needs to enter the “Black...

[Watch] BJJ Black Belt Squares Off Against An Alligator & Takes His Back

Some days are weirder than others… But when you see a BJJ black belt square off against an alligator, well, that one is surely going to make it to the top of your “weird days” list....

Gordon Ryan Shows A Simple BJJ Body Triangle Escape

The Body Triangle in Jiu-Jitsu is one of the absolute worst positions you could end up in. Not only is your back taken, but you’re experiencing this tremendous pressure across your...

How To Use Back Control In A Life-Or-Death Situation?

Back control is the best position you can have in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s the control where your opponent has no other option other than to defend (just, please, do not cross your ankles) and...

[Watch] MMA Fighter Crosses Ankles While On Opponent’s Back – Gets Leglocked

There are several things that constitute good back control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For instance, getting your seatbelt grip is often the safest thing to do to establish control, while staying as...

Demian Maia Has a Nasty Shoulder Lock from Body Triangle

If there’s one thing that a lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes (be it in training or competition) are terrified of… It’s the Body Triangle. The situation when the opponent takes...

BJJ Pro Tip: Develop The Skill Of Taking The Back Whenever Possible

There’s so many techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You’ll never be able to learn them all, not even if you spent every single hour of every single day learning them. So, your best bet is...

They’ll Never See It Coming: 2 Sneaky Attacks From Side Control

Side Control is all about establishing a superb amount of control and then going for your attacks. Moreover, it’s incredibly important that you learn how to be increasingly sneaky with your...

Do This Single Leg Counter – And Immediately Take Their Back

Every attack is an opportunity to further improve your defensive skills in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… However, every defense can also be an opportunity for a counter-attack; if you know your options...

Easily Escape The Single Leg X And Take Your Opponent’s Back

Just because you’re in a bad spot to begin with in BJJ, it doesn’t have to mean that you’ll end up getting swept or submitted! If you know what you’re doing, then you can turn...

This Is How You Take The Back From A DLR Lasso Guard

If you want to become known as someone who totally dominates their BJJ opponents, then you absolutely have to develop a strong backtake game! There are so many approaches to it – to taking your...

Three Easy Ways To Maintain Back Control In BJJ

The back is there to be taken! It’s no coincidence that taking someone’s back is regarded as the most powerful position to have in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; it’s where you can pose a LOT...

This Is How You’ll Take The Back From Turtle… Each And Every Time!

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...

This Back Escape Technique Leads Straight To Side Control

If somebody takes your back, you’ve got a number of ways to escape at your disposal. However, most of these setups don’t have much more other than the „escape“ itself in mind; that...

This Is How You Can Set Up An Armbar From The Back

If you still aren’t really clear what sort of a gameplan you should develop and practice, then by all means let it be the one through which you’ll aim for taking the opponent’s...

Getting Crushed In Half Guard? Use Your Lockdown To Release Pressure

Yeah… You were supposed to frame when you’re in the Half Guard, remember? Well, obviously you didn’t. Your opponent found their way with an underhook and is now crushing you with...

Stuck Deep In A Rear Naked Choke? Give This Last Ditch Escape A Shot!

Well, well, well. What do we have here… You’re in trouble again, aren’t you? You’ve given up your back, your opponent took it, placed their hooks in and secured a Rear Naked...

Take The Back From Closed Guard?

Taking the back from positions like Mount, Side Control and Half Guard is something that you’re probably used to aim for, something that you’ve likely practiced for hundreds and hundreds...