Mastering the Knee Slice Series 12 - Review of Names and Options from the Knee Slice

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 12 - Review of Names and Options from the Knee Slice

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Xande wraps up the series with a review of the different names of each grip and briefly talks about other options that compliment the knee slice pass.

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 11 - Knee Slice with Modified Grip to Opposite Side Shin to Shin Pass

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 11 - Knee Slice with Modified Grip to Opposite Side Shin to Shin Pass

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Sometimes it can be hard to try to force the knee slice on your opponent when they are savvy on their defense and very strong. In this case we can redirect our attack by going shin to shin to circle around and pass your opponent's guard from the other side. Although there are many ways to force the knee slice pass on your opponent, often times it is easier to transition into a different pass when they are defending against a certain pass.

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 10 - Knee Slice with Modified Grip to Low Cut

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 10 - Knee Slice with Modified Grip to Low Cut

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Xande teaches how to kill the knee shield with the modified grip by going to the low knee slice instead.

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 9 - Knee Slice with Modified Grip

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 9 - Knee Slice with Modified Grip

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Xande teaches how to use the modified grip to execute the knee slice. Using the modified grip can make it more difficult for your opponent to defend with the knee shield because you have more control over their defending leg.

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 8 - Power Knee Slice with Palm Down Grip

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 8 - Power Knee Slice with Palm Down Grip

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Xande teaches the power knee slice with the palm down grip. With this grip we use our elbow against our opponent to keep them flat on the mat. This grip is often used by Leandro Lo and can also be used to crank against your opponent's face or chin to cause additional discomfort during the pass.

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 7 - Power Knee Slice with Classic Cross Collar Grip

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 7 - Power Knee Slice with Classic Cross Collar Grip

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Sometimes your opponent will try to prevent you from turning their hips to let you get the knee slice. In this case, we can use the power knee slice to drive our knee above their knee and use posture to drive our knee into the ground like a stake in the ground. In this variation it is important to drive our hips forward to maintain posture after driving the power knee to immobilize our opponent's hips with our positioning and grips.

Mastering the Knee Slice 6 - Low Cut Knee Slice against Knee Shield with Classic Hip Grip

Mastering the Knee Slice 6 - Low Cut Knee Slice against Knee Shield with Classic Hip Grip

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Xande teaches the classic low cut knee slice with the hip grip when your opponent defends your knee slice attempt with the knee shield.

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 5 - Knee Slice against Knee Shield with Elbow Slam on Knee

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 5 - Knee Slice against Knee Shield with Elbow Slam on Knee

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This variation is similar to the low cut with high elbow but rather than distributing our pressure for the low cut we slam our elbow down and immediately doing or leg out for the low cut simultaneously to break the knee shield and pass the guard. The knee should fling out at an angle like a table leg being kicked out from underneath the table.

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 4 - Low Cut Knee Slice against Knee Shield with High Forced Elbow

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 4 - Low Cut Knee Slice against Knee Shield with High Forced Elbow

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When trying to complete the knee slice pass, a common defense you may run into is when your opponent uses their knee to create a knee shield frame to control your hip and prevent you from passing their guard. In this case, we use a high forced elbow to keep your opponent flat and use a modified knee slice with a low cut to get around their legs to pass the guard.

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 3 - Knee Slice with Same Side Collar Grip

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 3 - Knee Slice with Same Side Collar Grip

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Xande teaches how to utilize the same side collar grip to manipulate your opponents hip and aid the knee slice pass. This grip can be used to change the angle of your opponents reverse de la Riva and set you up for the knee slice.

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 2 - Classic Knee Slice with Esgrima or Hip Grip

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 2 - Classic Knee Slice with Esgrima or Hip Grip

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To begin the series we first examine one of the most common forms of knee slice guard passes, the classic knee slice with either an esgrima (far side underhook) or with a hand plant on your opponent's hip. This guard pass is very versatile and can be adapted into use for both gi and no gi.

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 1 - Introduction

Mastering the Knee Slice Series 1 - Introduction

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Xande introduces the series and explains that the Mastering the Knee Slice Series will go into an analysis of a variety of different knee slice guard passes.

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