The back-step is a common and effective way to get past your opponent’s sit-up guard, but when you’re on the guard-playing end of things, it’s extremely frustrating to deal with. Particularly for BJJ beginners, though, stopping the back-step from happening can feel impossible, and it may dissuade you from using the sit-up guard at all.
In this video, Alec Baulding demonstrates how to block the back-step from the sit-up guard. Once you study these details, you’ll be able to use this guard with a lot more confidence and expertise. Try it out!