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1-11 Rolling Back Take from Bodylock

From the bodylock position, it is common for your opponent to lower their center of gravity to avoid getting taken to the ground. By doing that, they leave their back open for potential attack. Here Jesse does just that and I look to capitalize with a back-take.

While I am able to get one hook in, Jesse does a good job of stopping the other hook by keeping his arm close to his body. Instead of climbing on to Jesse’s back and fighting for that hook, I use a rolling back take.

It is important to make sure that the foot of your hooked leg comes all the way through to the outside of your opponent’s hooked leg for this technique. If your foot does not come through, you won’t be able to sweep your opponent to the ground. This might look more dynamic than practical, but it’s actually quite effective (and a lot of fun).