The bottom turtle position is not a place where you want to hang out and take a breather. Your opponent has several options to take your back, and it is also hard to see what your opponent is doing due to your positioning, which means he could land some damaging strikes. And if the event you're competing in allows kicks to a downed opponent, you really have to watch out for your opponent popping up to his feet and kicking you in the head. When you find yourself in the bottom turtle position, you generally want to do one of two things—roll over and capture your opponent in your guard or stand up. I usually prefer the latter.
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