3 Ways To Take The Back From Butterfly Guard

By December 4, 2022January 5th, 2023No Comments

Here’s three highly effective ways for BJJ practitioners to take the Back from Butterfly Guard.

From the Guard, there’s 4 options.

  1. You can submit your partner
  2. You can sweep your partner
  3. You can stand back up
  4. You can take your partner’s back.

Getting the Back Position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the most important positions to achieve but it’s one of the most difficult positions to get.

Furthermore, many people don’t see taking the back as an option from the guard.

Today, let’s look at butterfly guard to see how we would take the back when we’re fighting from a seated position.

Butterfly guard is one of the most versatile guards in BJJ; since, you can transition easily to other types of guard like x-guard and single leg x-guard.

And further, Butterfly Guard is one of the safest and most practical Guard Positions and it’s ideal for Bjj beginners since it’ll prevent them from getting smashed.

The first way to get the back from Butterfly Guard is by attaining a 2 on 1 grip. This is where I have my right hand on his right sleeve and my left hand on his right arm pit grip. My arm pit grip then transitions into a belt grip. Once I have the sleeve grip and the belt grip, I can lift Stephan up with my Butterfly hooks. By lifting Stephan up and by dropping my left hook, I can force Stephan to rotate thus exposing his back. I now shrimp away so I can find room to insert my left hook to secure the back position.

The next way to win the back from the Butterfly Guard is with the Arm Drag. My left hand controls his right wrist while my right hand controls his right tricep. I now pull Stephan down as I pull myself up. I can now climb up Stephan’s back to insert my left hook to secure the back.

The final way to get the back from the Butterfly Guard is with the Duck Under. This is where I start with Double Under Hooks on Stephan and then I pick him up with my Butterfly hooks. Once Stephan’s hands are on the ground, I can duck my head under his right shoulder and then start to climb up to win his back.

This was 3 simple and effective ways to take the Back from Butterfly Guard.

Ritchie Yip

Ritchie Yip

Ritchie Yip is the Head Instructor for InFighting Training Centers located in Downtown Vancouver and Brentwood Burnaby. InFighting Training Centers offers programs in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Bootcamp Conditioning Classes and Personal Training

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Ritchie Yip

Ritchie Yip is a life long martial artist, BJJ Black Belt, and the head instructor of the InFighting Martial Arts Gym in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

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