Ah, the French. They have given us such wonderful things such as the Fry, champagne, Les Miserables, and ... that's all I can think of at the moment.
Now, if the thought of calling your fried potato chunk French turns your stomach, don't fret grapplers. We are giving you the authority of freeing them (Livre, if you will) and renaming them none other than Freedom. And yes, you can yell it like Mel Gibson would.
Today's freedom comes to us by way of France, as you expected, via Nicolas Renier whom is a Luta Livre Black belt, ADCC vet and FILA grappling vet.
Today he shares his back escape prowess with the rest of the world, in a very detailed tutorial. Take it from us, Nicolas knows his stuff and we have always felt the best way to learn a position offensively is to learn how to defend against it first.
So, put your grappling and Napoleonic prejudice aside, watch the tutorial and realize that unbeknownst to most, France is one of the leading producers are LL outside of Brazil. Maybe you should take a gander, Free your mind, and the rest will follow.