https://howtheyplay.com/individual-sports/3-Ways-to-Take-the-Back-from-Side-Control Taking the back has long been one of the most sought-after activities in all of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After all, if your opponent can't even see you, you can attack with relative impunity, taking full advantage of all the various options at hand. Unfortunately for the would-be back taker, this is extremely well understood by advanced (and even beginner) practitioners. This means we need to be a little sneaky. Here are three such back takes from a somewhat unexpected position: top side control.