Opening a Closed Turtle
NoGi BJJ: Intro to back attacks by Corey Guitard • 5m 25s
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.
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