So the main focus of this video is the back take, and the different approaches you can take to land it
every time. Simply put the back take is a way that to get around and behind you opponent and take
their back. For example, being able to use any kind hold or awkward situation into a back take is
indispensable skill that serious fighter will want to have in any match their in.
The Turtle Position: Cracked
Now let’s look at this from the perspective your opponent in the turtle position. Even from here there
are plenty of cool set-ups you can use to initiate the back mount. Probably the most important is known
as the rolling back take. However you got you initial hook you may come across a situation where you’re
unable to work the tilt as you would have liked. What you can do while on top of your opponent in the
turtle position is hook your inner foot around their ankle and the higher you can get your foot on your
opponents leg the more effective this position can and will be.
Now for the roll, from the current position you have your opponent in you can take them and roll them
to 45 degree angle from their back. What you don’t want to do is roll them either forwards or
backwards because this makes it easier for your opponent to pull a reversal and that’s something you
don’t want. So now while preparing to the make that 45 degree angle roll take your right arm (the one
furthest away from your opponent) and try to wrap it around their back and capture their heel and
perform the roll. Now while rolling always try to and it on your right shoulder as to prevent any injuries
Now from this position you’ll notice that you’re on the bottom and observably as far from the back as
you can get. But fear not because you are exactly where you want to be. On the ground position you’ll
want to your legs (with your opponents in tow) to be pulled inward so that they are facing the other
side. Now from there it’s all a matter of kicking out with your legs and moving around, and to your
surprise you’ll have successfully have taken your opponents back.