Keep Rolling by Replacing your Guard After the Pass

Replacing the guard from Turtle isn’t a new subject to blog on.  Steve of blogged not to long ago about it in his post Recovering Guard from Turtle.  Here is a video of me doing it from last nights class with Chris, one of your purple belts, and the one Steve used from

Replaceing Guard from Turtle after Pass


Replacing the Guard from Turtle Position

Ya, that’s me in the red Atama Mundial #5.  I have seen this a few times but never really got it into my head as to how to use it.  I mentally filed it under "next time you’re in turtle do this".  I don’t get in turtle much and had forgot about it.  But last night Miles, one of our best blue belts, pointed out that after I had my guard passed I should use this.  My video is from the point where you have passed your guard.  I quickly transition to turtle and from turtle I replace my guard.  My video is short and you have to pay attention to the first part to get what I’m saying.  After your opponent has passed your guard you shouldn’t sit still and let him get comfortable in side control.  Employing this technique keeps you moving and if you are lucky when you replace the guard you might even be in the position to Triangle.  It worked out that way for me a few times as I practiced it.