Live stream preview

Watch Attacking the Back VS the Turtle

Watch Attacking the Back VS the Turtle

Attacking the Back VS the Turtle

NoGi BJJ: Intro to back attacks • 4m 16s

Up Next in NoGi BJJ: Intro to back attacks

  • Attacking the Turtle: 4 Points of Con...

    There are 4 possible points of control when attacking the turtle: both shoulders and both hips. In a perfect world, you’ll have all 4 points of control… but things don’t always go as planned when grappling. You can take advantage of a single point of control, but it’s more likely that two or thre...

  • Opening a Closed Turtle

    A tight turtle position may be hard to attack at first, but you can take advantage of their rigid structure to disrupt their base and open up the position. Breaking your opponent’s balance and separating their upper from their lower body will make it easier for you to get control and take the back.

  • Attacking an Open Turtle

    Attacking an open turtle position starts with getting a proper seatbelt grip on your opponent’s upper body. With this kind of control, you’ll be able to easily attack the back when your opponent turns into you. However, you may run into some trouble when your opponent is able to disrupt your valu...