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Principles of Back Control

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New Understanding: The Importance of Back Attacks

NoGi BJJ: Intro to back attacks • 1m 38s

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  • Principles of Back Control

    The three preliminary principles of back control are: having your chest connected to your opponent’s back, having your hips above your opponent’s hips, and having your head and your choking arm on opposite sides of your opponent’s head.

    The secondary set of principles of back control are: havi...

  • Strong and Weak Sides Explained

    There are situations where, if your opponent is defending correctly, you may want to voluntarily switch from back control on the strong side to the weak side. For you to make this transition, you’ll have to move your underhook to the other side, change your head positioning, and hip-escape to ens...

  • Switching from Strong Side to Weak Side

    There are situations where, if your opponent is defending correctly, you may want to voluntarily switch from back control on the strong side to the weak side. For you to make this transition, you’ll have to move your underhook to the other side, change your head positioning, and hip-escape to ens...