The turtle position is frustrating in many ways both offensively and defensively. The turtle isn't the most comfortable position either, unless of course your Eduardo Telles or one of the TMNT. Despite my love for the pizza eating, nunchuck throwing turtles they do nothing for my mat game. Although I think it would be amazing to have Splinter as my Mestre. Not only is he a giant rat that knows martial arts but he even pulls off wearing a mauve colored gi without hesitation. Now if that doesn't scream bad ass, then I don't know what does. Take a look at our buddy Ken P detailing the many escapes and variations from the turtle. Cowabunga Bitches.