Attacking the Turtle: 4 Points of Control
NoGi BJJ: Intro to back attacks by Corey Guitard • 4m 19s
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 three points of control will allow you to secure the position and start to attack.
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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...
Attacking an Open Turtle: Sag and Hip...
With a tight seat belt control, you’ll often be able to get your near-side knee between your opponent’s knee and elbow (with your knee pointing towards your opponent’s feet). From there, you can sag your shoulder, shovel your knee into the space created, and complete your back take.