back takes

  • He’s Got Your Back! – Felipe “Preguiça” Pena

    The Portuguese term “Preguiça” roughly translates into “lazy” or “sloth” and just happens to be the nickname of one of, if not the hottest rising star in jiu-jitsu. If you’ve watched Gracie Barra’s Felipe Pena compete, you’d know that his nickname is far different from his character, as he’s...
  • Milton Bastos Taking The Back From Turtle

    Here’s a real tricky one that you can use on the unsuspecting opponent. It’s starting to become one of my personal favorite moves. It’s another way to get to your opponent’s back when they turtle up.   1. Stay tight on your opponent and bring both of your feet...
  • André Galvão Exploring Closed Guard: Closed Guard To Back

    In Issue 35 we interviewed one of our favorite jiu-jitsu athletes, Andre Galvao. Andre’s always up for showing our readers some sick techniques and this was no exception.   Closed Guard To Back This is a back take from the closed guard that relies on your opponent to react...
  • Thiago Sa Fortes Silva – X-Guard To Back Take

      X-Guard To Back Take Starting from step 2 of the first technique, Tony attempts a different counter by grabbing Thiago’s left pant leg. By doing so, this eliminates the ability for Thiago to extend his legs. All at once Thiago will remove his left butterfly hook from inside...
  • 7 Ways to Take the Back with Matt Baker

    Before he was winning double-gold at the San Francisco Open Matt Baker was showing us some sweet back takes and finishes from his new DVD “30 Ways To Take The Back” available at www.jiujitsulabdvd.com. One that we really like was this slick back take from knee on belly, which...
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