Taking someone’s back and achieving rearmount moves you right to the pinnacle of the BJJ positional hierarchy (click here for a downloadable guide to the BJJ positions).
From the back you can attack your opponent with chokes and armlocks at will. By contrast he has very, very limited attacks he can use on you since all his weapons are facing away from you.
Here’s one of my favorite ways to take the back that I learned from Erik Paulson. It very simple and works both with and without the gi.
Check it out!
Here’s a quick review of the main steps in this attack…
Two More High Percentage Back Takes
The back take I just showed you is simple and surprising, but you need more than one way to achieve a goal in BJJ!
Here from The BJJ Formula are two back take maneuvers that are used often in high level competition, namely the ‘Chair Sit’ and the ‘Low Hook’ techniques.
Master these techniques and you’ll be well on your way to being a back taking machine!
How to Take the Back with the Chair Sit
How to Take the Back with the Low Hook
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