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.

Side Mount Posture

I was asked to film a number of instructional videos by the Warrior Collective. They should help those wanting to learn more about BJJ or considering coming to train at SBG Bury a flavour of the coaching approach. Here is my video on BJJ side mount bottom posture for the Warrior Collective filmed at SBG in Bury……