BJJ / Grappling Tips: Escaping Turtle Bottom

A question came to the Part Time Grappler inbox about strategies to escape the turtle bottom. There is a lot of material, videos and instructionals on escaping the turtle position in BJJ online.

This is just my start-up strategy for the initial defensive posture, reading the pressures your opponent gives you from the top and finally some escape possibilities

I hope you liked it. Thanks Allie for the inspiration to this video. It's queries like that this that really get me thinking (not just about BJJ and grappling but about teaching and streamlining my game) and I'm very grateful for the opportunity.

Liam "The Part Time Grappler" Wandi

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A.D. McClish said...

Very helpful!! Thank you!I had never noticed that detail about tilting your head to the side. Makes sense. Thanks again so much!

The Part Time Grappler said...

Pleasure. Keep these coming coz they keep the blog exciting :)

I started doing this in many positions to say what happens. When I've got full guard, I move to the side and see what happens. When I'm on mount, I stagger on top and see what happens :)

Megan said...


I second what Allie said about he head tilt. Never really thought about it.

The Part Time Grappler said...

Thank you Megan. I often do little things like that to see how the opponent reacts. If something is consistent I remember it and try to make it a habit.

"You have to be really izmooove with it" Saulo