Dear BJJ Enthusiast,
How often do you pass the guard and take the back in class or competition? In most BJJ classes, the answer is: Not Much. Why? Because most BJJ schools teach the same style of passing:
– Scoop The Leg, put the opponent’s knee to their nose and take side control
– Use The Torriando (Bullfighter) Pass & take side control
– Leg Drag Pass to side control
– Over/Under Pass to side control
– Knee Cut Pass to side control
– Cartwheel Pass to side control
But none of these passes are intended to take the opponent’s back! Well why, if a guard pass to side control is worth 3 points are we worried about taking an opponent’s back?
The Most Common Finishing Position For The
Best Guys Is A Choke From The Back!!
In his study of the 2012 World Championships BJJ Scientist (good word for him) Tyler Bishop broke down 90 Black Belt Matches. His research was beyond thorough:
– Average Match Time
– Who Scored First
– How The Match Reached The Ground
– Which Takedown Method Ended Up Winning
– Scoring by Weight Type
– Techniques Used To Sweep
– Techniques Used To Sweep
– Positions To Finish
What he found was as surprising as it was scary:
Black Belts Finish With Chokes From The Back 3 Times As Much As The Second Most Frequent Position!
JT finishing from back
Think about that for a second, the most popular submission by far for top black belts is done from a position you don’t really know how to get to and the submission is one that you probably don’t know how to do very well
This Has To Change!!!
2013 World No Gi Champion JT Torres Is The Best In The World
At Taking The Back & Finishing – Shouldn’t You Learn This
Technique From Him?
Since 2005 JT Torres has submitted over 500 people with chokes from the back.
Why the hell does he finish so many people from the back?
The answer is pretty simple, JT has a formula/recipe/formula, whatever you want to call it. Just as McDonald’s has a system for making hamburgers, JT has a system for taking the back and finishing – it is fool proof.
JT’s passes aren’t the traditional ones that leave you in side control. Why? Because even though those passes score passes, they don’t leave you in a great position to finish. If you want to finish, you are far more likely to finish from the back.
Isn’t this a position you NEED to learn?
JT Torres is a great instructor. I have learned a lot from this kid in the last year since he got in my place. When he teaches you can see his passion for the sport, always smiling and enjoying his work. I have no doubt he loves what he does. JT is the best. Oooossss
– Prof. Andre Galvão– Black Belt 2nd degree, Atos Jiujitsu Co-founder, 2x ADCC World Champion, 8x World Champion, 5x World Cup Champion, 8x Pan American Champion, 5x Brazilian Nationals Champion
JT Made a 4 DVD Set Showing Everything he knows about taking the back and submitting. Without question, this is the most complete set of techniques ever shown on how to pass, take the back and finish.
INTRODUCING JT TORRES’S
PASSING, BACK TAKES, & FINISHES
4 DVD Set
So what Does JT Show in the videos?
Opening The Closed Guard
X Pass On De La Riva Guard
X Pass On De La Riva When Opponent Grabs Ankle
X Pass On Knee Slide
Knee Cut From De La Riva
Leg Drag From De La Riva
Kick Out From Seated Guard
Kick Our From Seated Guard When Opponent Counters First Attempt
Kick Through Pass From Seated Guard
Steering Wheel Pass on Sit Up Guard
Cartwheel Pass on Seated Guard
Knee Cut On Seated Guard
Stack Pass To Leg Drag
Stack Pass To Back Take
Stack Pass To Pedal To Metal Back Take
JT’s Over Under Pass
Over Under Sitthrough Pass
Spider Guard Kick Pass
Spider Guard Pass To Armlock
Back Step Pass From Half Guard
Straight Jacket Pass
Basic Knee Shield Pass
Kimura Pass On Knee Shield
Controlling the Turtle
Knee Slide Back Take
Back Take From Running Man Escape
Butterfly Guard Back Take
Barrel Roll Back Take
Back Take From Single Leg
Rolling Back Take
Back Take From Standing
Basic Back Choke
Kimura Grip Armbar From Back
Kimura Grip To Triangle Armbar
Bow & Arrow Choke
Brabo / Ezekiel Choke From Back
Lapel Choke From Crucifix
Kimura From Crucifix
Flying Bow and Arrow From Turtle
Spinning Clock Choke