Beginners BJJ Course – Lesson 3

Mata leão

Postionally the Back Control Top position is the most dominate in BJJ and is often refered to as Mata leão, meaning ‘lion killer’ in Portuguese.

The Back Control Top position is the most dominate in BJJ and is often referred to as Mata leão, meaning ‘lion killer’ in Portuguese.

The key coaching points from the Back Control Top position are as follows:-

  1. Both leg hooks are in but not crossed
  2. Our arms wrap around our opponent with 1 arm over the shoulder and one under the arm pit creating a “Seat Belt”
  3. We isolate an arm so we have a 2 on 1 situation.
  4. Create a v with your arm when attacking for the Mata leão

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