Ep. 97: Position Series: Turtle, feat. Priit Mihkelson


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This week, we're joined by defensive strategist Priit Mihkelson! Much to Matt's chagrin, Steve and Priit espouse the benefits of turtle and why it's an underappreciated position. Priit shares some great philosophy on how shoring up your defense can give you the confidence to be more effective in your offense.
Priit's tips for turtle:

  • Keep your head on the mat
  • Use the boxer shoulder, or "Stephen Hawking" (head tilt)
  • Keep your elbows on your hips
  • Don't put your elbows on the mat
  • Protect your neck with your wrists.

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