Kurt Osiander Move of the Week

Kurt Osiander Move of the Week – Switchback Defense

This week Kurt and Anthony walk us through, the switchback defense from half-guard. This defense takes your opponent from laying in your half guard and ends with you in back mount. This defense is best utilized during gi competitions.

Originally Published: December 30, 2016

Kurt Osiander has been studying under Ralph Gracie for over 17 years. He received his black belt in 2002 and is one of the best at teaching basics, which in the end is what wins championships. He follows Ralph’s theory of the importance in basics because if you don’t understand the basics you cannot move on to understanding more advanced techniques and positions.

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