Back defence & Butterfly Guard

Here I show what I believe is the best way to defend the back when the opponent has yet to control the collar or neck. Note how similar the correct posture I show here is identical to butterfly guard. By creating the correct posture, I create pressure and a feeling of disconnection for my opponent. This is achieved by the distance I am creating between my back and my opponent’s chest. I then perform what is effectively a butterfly sweep. By connecting fundamental movements such as going to the shoulder and keeping my head in front of my hips, the similarity between positions such as the butterfly guard and back defence can be identified. We then do not need to learn hundreds of variations. We also get better faster, which is what everyone wants.

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