These are two of the most unorthodox ways to take the back that I’ve seen or tried. The first technique is used when someone is going for a bullfighter style pass, and the second technique is used when you have opened your opponents guard.
Both of these Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques require the gi.
Taking the Back from Spider Guard
It’s not uncommon for someone in X-Guard to go for the back using a similar technique, but this is very rare from open or spider guard.
- Shrimp enough to get your leg down and grip his sleeve that is on your leg with your opposite hand. You want to have a cross grip.
- Kick his grip off and put your foot back on his hip. Your other foot should be behind his knee.
- Push him up with your foot that is on his hip so that his foot is light enough to lift.
- Clear his leg across the other side of your knee
- Pass his leg all the way across your body and have your feet on this inside of his knees
- Kick outwards and pull his hips towards you to take the back
The Rockstar Guard Pass to Backmount
I learned this one originally from Robson Moura. This back take is a lot of fun.
- Prepare by making sure that his gi is outside of his belt.
- Open the guard and have enough space to get your arms under the legs.
- Keep your body low when your reach for his lapels. If you sit upright, your exposing arm attacks and chokes.
- Pull him in and stack so that his knees connect to his shoulders.
- Fold one leg in and under his body.
- Step your other let all the way over his hip. Use your legs to pull him into back mount.
Give this a shot and tell me what you think below.
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