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who are some grapplers particularly good at taking the back

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by nosebleed, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. nosebleed White Belt

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    i've noticed i need to step up my ability to take the back from a variety of positions (guard, half guard, standing, etc)
    besides marcelo garcia, who is particularly known for being able to take the back well. i don't have the cash for any instructionals, but i have plenty of videos of people and for now (in addition to normal grappling class, bjj, and sparring) i'd just like to watch some of the better grapplers and see what i can pick up on
    thanks
     
  2. johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    I don't know if anyone is as well known for taking the back these days as Marcelo Garcia.

    But others that I've seen do so in competition include: Rickson Gracie and Roger Gracie

    Just about all top BB's must be pretty darn good at it.
     
  3. Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I like to take the back all the time ... Saulo Ribeiro's DVD is pretty good on telling you how to do it from turtle. Other stuff seems to be mostly about using arm drags and hip escapes to get to the side of the guy and an arm over his back.
     
  4. johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    I forgot to mention Zankou on the list of notable back-takers. :wink:
     
  5. Stoic1 I bring the memes

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    Garcia is #1. All else are #2 or lower.

    (LOL sphinx reference)
     
  6. Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Well, I'm only notable in the category of "taking back against small white belts."
     
  7. Flibb Uwe Boll fan

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    BJ Penn is pretty good in taking the back even though his interest in Sport BJJ is barely existing
     
  8. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    And with the exception of Uno, I've never seen anyone escape BJ once he got their back.

    But I haven't seen very many vids of his grappling days.
     
  9. guardpasser Tudo Bem Bjj

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  10. Bolaojj Green Belt

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    Marcelo Garcia is #1 by a landslide. When he goes for the arm drag and you try to defend he has a nasty guillotine, so more often than not you're fucked either way. Other than that, guardpasser's list is pretty good. Shaolin is pretty good as well (although he uses the arm triangle as his go to move, I have seen him take people's backs at will). Robson Moura is also awesome at taking people's backs.
     

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