Next Edge Academy


Circle Ups


Transitions To

Mount to Back – Gift Wrap

Guard to Back

Top Half to Back

Side Control to Back

Bottom Half Guard (Knee Shield)  to Back

Duck Under to Back

Turtle to Back – Tonan

50/50 to Back

X Guard to the Back

North South to Back

Armbar Defense to the Back

Escapes from Inside Back

  • Back to Side 
  • Back to Inside Guard
  • Back to Half Guard
  • Back to Guard


A big concept to understand in back escapes is to understand your opponent’s arm positioning. In general, you always want to be over both of your opponent’s arms. If this happens they can’t choke you. If you fall to a side you should fall to the trapped arm side. Meaning your opponent’s trapped arm. The other major concept is determining if you will scoot down to eliminate control from them or push your weight on them.

Weight on them

Gracie Back Escape

Foot Stomp Escape




Collar Choke

Short Choke