March 20, 2024

Hidden Gems: The Best BJJ Turtle Submissions

In the dynamic world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), the turtle position is often seen as a defensive posture, a last resort to protect oneself from being dominated. However, with the right techniques and knowledge, the turtle position can become a powerful offensive tool. In this blog post, we delve into the art of turning defense into attack, highlighting two unique submissions from the turtle position, as demonstrated by Coach Micah. These techniques, likely unfamiliar to many, showcase how to apply pressure effectively and secure victory from a seemingly disadvantageous position.

The Significance of the Turtle Position in BJJ

The turtle position, where a practitioner tucks their limbs close to the body, resembling a turtle's shell, is typically used to prevent opponents from securing hooks or achieving a more dominant position. While it's primarily defensive, the turtle position holds potential for surprise attacks, making it a valuable asset in a BJJ practitioner's arsenal. The key lies in recognizing the moment to transition from defense to offense.

Coach Micah's Approach to Turtle Submissions

Coach Micah, known for his innovative and effective BJJ techniques, introduces two exceptional submissions from the turtle position. His method emphasizes not just the mechanics of the moves but also the strategic application of pressure, which is crucial for executing these techniques successfully.

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