At a recent BJJ tournament, Brown belt Raoul Audhoe surprised onlookers with his unique and inventive approach to the Turtle position. Known as a defensive posture, Audhoe demonstrated that the Turtle can be used as an offensive tool to submit opponents without losing a single point.
Audhoe’s mentor, Priit Mikhelson, has been an advocate for using the Turtle position as an offensive strategy, and it seems that Audhoe has taken this advice to heart. By turning his back to his opponents and inviting engagement, Audhoe was able to catch his opponents off guard and launch a series of relentless attacks and submissions.
His opponents were initially bewildered, thinking that they had an easy win at hand. However, as they struggled to establish hooks or score points, they became vulnerable to Audhoe’s attacks. The confusion caused by playing top Turtle against a specialist like Audhoe proved to be overwhelming for his opponents. Impressively, he was able to submit seven opponents in a row using this groundbreaking technique.
A video of Audhoe’s performance showcases his strategic use of the Turtle position to set up submissions. As the opponents become more desperate to score points, they forget their own vulnerabilities and ultimately fall victim to defeat.
It’s likely that Audhoe’s success will inspire other grapplers to adopt this approach, leading to new developments in the world of BJJ. However, this also raises the question of how competitors will adapt and counter this innovative approach to the Turtle position.
As BJJ continues to evolve, it’s important to remember that there is always room for innovation and creativity. Audhoe’s success demonstrates the importance of thinking outside the box and developing new techniques and strategies to gain an advantage over opponents.
In the end, the best approach will depend on each individual’s skillset and style of play. As the Turtle position evolves from a defensive posture to a potent offensive tool, it will be exciting to see how BJJ competitors adapt and continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in the sport.
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