Being on someone’s back is the most dominant position in jiu-jitsu.
If you can go climb from your guard to someone’s back then you’ve established a HUGE match-winning advantage and now have a very good chance of choking your opponent out.
This approach works at the highest level. I mean Roger Gracie used it again and again in competition against the best people in the world.
Here’s renowned BJJ black belt instructor Jon Thomas breaking down the exact steps you need to go from closed guard to directly to your opponent’s back.
There are two major sections in the video below (both are important)
- Getting to and maintaining the ‘arm across’ control position (0:00 to 4:35)
- Taking the back from the ‘arm across’ position (4:35 to 7:30)
Check it out…
By the way… This breakdown is from The Closed Guard System. It’s really good.