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Slide Into Back Control From The "Near Side" With John Danaher
Get the Back Control With "Near Side Entries" Part 1 by John Danaher
John Danaher is well known for his leg lock system, but did you know he is also a master a back take submissions as well? Today we will take a look at establishing hooks and rear mount in part 1 of John Danaher’s Near Side Entries video series. In this video Danaher demonstrates his approaching for taking a BJJ player’s back when they are defending from turtle position. If your training partner is very defensive in the turtle this is a create technique to break down their position. If you do not know much about Danaher, you will soon learn that his teaching is very thorough and easy to follow.
Attacking The Back is not as easy as you think. In fact, John Danaher thinks the modern BJJ methods of attacking the back are flawed. His System of Attacking The Back has created some of the best submission hunters and finishers in the world.
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John Danaher has a very methodical approach for taking the back. The first thing to remember when taking the back of a turtled opponent is to recognize how your own body position influences your approach. To attach yourself to your opponent, if you can, secure a grip on your training partner’s wrist and establish a seat belt grip. From here you should work towards placing a knee inside your opponent’s turtle position. Try to place your knee between the thigh and elbow. This will start to break down your opponent’s posture. Turn your knee towards your opponent’s hips. When you drag down your opponent this will create a tension point as you complete the back take. Danaher calls this method a “low amplitude” back take. It does not require any highly technical knowledge to pull off, and is not only effective but safe.
Entering an opponent’s turtle and breaking their posture can sometimes be very frustrating! This is a great method for anyone who has had difficulty fighting a turtled opponent. Remember this one the next time you are training or in a live roll! It could prove to be very helpful.
The Danaher Death Squad Athletes are some of the best back attackers in the world. There is a system that they follow from John that gives them the blueprint to become the highest rated finishers in EBI History. John Danaher Shates the Secrets of Back Attacks With One Of the Greatest Jiu Jitsu Minds of our generation with his 8+ hour DVD / On Demand Series: Back Attacks Enter The System