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In this video I go over a defense to the Back Step.
As you progress in grappling competition the skill of your opponents will go up. With this increase in skill there will also be an increase in the depth of their games. As a white belt and blue belt I very rarely encountered anyone that used the Back Step. It was basically all Knee Cut Pass or passes to my dominate side.
After getting my purple belt it was more common to see people switch directions mid pass. As a black belt it's almost
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In this video I show a great defense to the Back Step. It is amazingly simple and easy to do but requires some practice and a couple of small details to make sure you don't get caught mid transition watch video >>
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***The biggest thing to take away from this video is how to make space to get back up to a seated position. This was a miracle move when Gordo showed it to me and I was slightly irritated that I had watch video >>
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Another great option for defending the Back Step. It's important that we make a distinction between the Back Step and the Reverse Sit. To people that have not been training long these positions may watch video >>
In this video I show one of my favorite Spider Guard passes. It's very important that you keep your center of gravity low and squat with your legs. Squatting with your legs will help mitigate your watch video >>