This week on Gracie Barra Blog we are looking at a few of the varied ways we can take the opponent’s back.
A GB student posed the question “I have a few submissions from the back but I never seem to get to the back mount when I roll with good guys. How can I get to the back mount?”
The more experienced your opponent, the less likely they will commit a mistake that gives you an easy back take.
Let’s see how some Gracie Barra instructors catch the rear mount position
1) Take the back from Turtle / Estabilização da pegada das costas com o oponente de 4 apoios
Prof. Jefferson Moura the head instructor of GB Rio Matriz shows how to attack the opponent in turtle and take the back.
2) Taking the back countering the double underhooks pass / Pegada das costas partindo da guarda aberta
We can transition to the opponent’s back off of their attempted double underhooks guard pass. Prof. Osvaldo Neto teaches how.
3) Take the back with double underhooks pass / Passagem de guarda com pegada das costas
Now let’s reverse the situation and see how we can take the back using the double underhooks pass.
4) Take the back from closed guard
Prof. Carlos Liberi shows a high percentage back take that you can perform from your closed guard.
5) Advanced – Take the back from reverse half guard
When your opponent performs a back step into reverse half guard, you can use their lapel to catch the back. Not for beginners!
See also on Gracie Barra : Mental Preparation for Competition
Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam