A common challenge for those who want to improve their game is to organize training constancy and flow, identifying weaknesses to overcome, and work it all into their routine. To solve this problem, we have done intensive research with Master Renzo Gracie, who dedicates a big part of his life to teaching the gentle art. Renzo and his team have built a weekly lessons program to supplement your training, routines, and your lifestyle in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
When your opponent controls your back, you must not get scared, trying to escape through brute force and wasting energy. Instead, resort to cold blood and technical refinement, as in this subtle defense taught by Robson Gracie.
Learn an efficient way to escape your opponent's control over your back, ending the technique on top, in guard or even in half-guard.
Be careful as you try to escape back control, as your opponent may pre-empt your move by repositioning themselves on the mount. Check out how Robson Gracie prevents this.
The moment your opponent drives one hand to catch your collar may be decisive to escaping a back attack. Watch how Robson takes seizes it.
If, during an attack from the back, your opponent manages to pass their arm close to your neck and control the cross collar, there is a great risk of you getting subbed. Even so, there are ways to defend against the choke and escape danger. Here is one.
Be careful as you try to defend against the cross-collar choke from the back, because, depending on the direction you try to deflect your opponent's arm to, you may be leaving your neck exposed to a rear naked choke. Check out the proper way to block this attack.
When you get attacked from the back, even if your opponent manages to control your cross collar and direct your body to the side that's favorable to the choke, there is an effective way to defend and escape. See how.
The back control technique known as the seatbelt is very effective and able to leave the attacker flush with their opponent's back. There are ways to escape, however, as Robson shows here.
In essence, when we get attacked from the back, what we need in order to escape is to open up space -- to create gaps we can sneak through. As he pulls the arm that attacks his neck, Robson gets the gap needed to slip his head downward and reposition himself on half-guard.
Robson Gracie teaches the hardest of all defensive options against chokes from the back. It's a radical, risky spin -- but one which can surprise most opponents.