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In this video I show my primary defense/reversal in the Turtle Position. I have seen variations of this move showed many times but this differs from the way I see it most of the time as it allows you to trap the arm very securely with little to no strength and it also allows you to get your hips under the body of your partner/opponent. The first step is to control the arm. With a lot of the different setups that I've seen the trapping of the arm forecasts the move that you're going to do and they either pull their arm out or hop to the other side. By trapping the arm the way that I do in this demonstration you will almost never have to worry about someone pulling their arm out. If they do use enough strength to clear out their arm, often, they will create so much space that you can simply sit up into a guard position. After you've trapped the arm you need to straighten your inside leg. For one split second both legs will be straightened. Once you clear out your top leg you shou
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