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1-13 Deep Hook Turtle to Back Pedal Back Take

When your leg is across your opponent’s beltline in the turtle position, you can attack with the armbar from the back like we explored in the armbar from turtle technique, but if you examine the position, it looks a lot like technical mount if you tipped technical mount over on its side. Since it looks similar, maybe you could transition to technical mount from here? Yes, you can. This particular transition may look a little odd, but it’s actually fairly reliable, especially if your opponent is tucking into the turtle extra tight to hide his arms from the armbar. So, to review, you can go from technical mount to the back or to the armbar, and you can go from the back to technical mount or to the armbar, and so on. With just a few techniques, we’ve forged a lot of connections and pathways.


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