Inside the University 474 - Sprawling and Pinning the Leg to Pass

Inside the University 474 - Sprawling and Pinning the Leg to Pass

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Saulo has established his headquarters position and is using the bounce motion to create his space to pass. As he bounces out, he drops his hand to his opponent's knee and pushes it to the mat. His same side knee turns out to pin the leg and he sprawls his other leg back. Here he can windshield wiper pass over the leg, or set up another pass.


Inside the University 473 - Importance of the Bounce

Inside the University 473 - Importance of the Bounce

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Throughout his career, Saulo has been able to pass guards because of his bounce. The pushing in and pulling away motion is key in his whole passing game. Whether it's to clear the lasso hook, free his arm from a spider grip or any other kind of grip, the bounce creates space for him to escape. Make sure to incorporate this action/reaction movement into your passing.

Inside the University 472 - Maintaining a Strong Headquarters Position

Inside the University 472 - Maintaining a Strong Headquarters Position

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Correcting some mistakes, Saulo stresses the importance of maintaining a good headquarters position while in someone's guard. This means staying low with a good posture, rather than keeping the hips high and bending over, which will put you in danger. Also, the back and forth hip movement is key in creating the space needed to clear the lasso hook.

Inside the University 471 - Lasso Guard Pass

Inside the University 471 - Lasso Guard Pass

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Saulo's opponent puts the lasso guard on him, so his very first move is to move his body in and then away, in order to create space so he can swim his hand behind the thigh. Next his other hand comes to the knee, and again he moves his body in and away to create space, this time to shove the leg down to the mat. Now he keeps both hands pinning the leg down as he begins to pass to the side.

Eduardo Inojosa Series 3 - Leg Drag Pass from Lasso Guard

Eduardo Inojosa Series 3 - Leg Drag Pass from Lasso Guard

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From inside his opponent's lasso guard, Eduardo first swims his hand inside the thigh and steps his knee in to block the leg, and with his other hand he grabs the bottom of the pants. From here he stacks his opponent, pulls his arm to break the lasso grip and brings it across the legs to grab the collar and finish with a nice leg drag pass ti side control.

Nathiely de Jesus Series 8 - Reverse De La Riva Pass

Nathiely de Jesus Series 8 - Reverse De La Riva Pass

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Nathiely opponent is playing reverse De La Riva guard with one foot in the biceps stretching her arm away, so Nathiely first move is to make grip on the pants and step to the side. Here she straightens her arm to release the foot on the biceps, and pushes it away. Now she drops her weight down, and her free arm hugs deep behind the head, putting her shoulder heavy on her opponent. While pushing the pants grip away from her, she back steps to free herself from the guard, and establishes side control.

Fredson Alves Series 10 - Lasso Guard Pass

Fredson Alves Series 10 - Lasso Guard Pass

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From inside his opponent's lasso guard, Fredson grabs the belt with his lassoed arm, and underhooks the other leg with his other arm. He stands up and sits down with his foot inside his opponent's thigh to break the lasso grip. Now he leg drags the leg he has underhooked, and passes the guard.

Luiza Monteiro Series 11 - Spider Guard Toreando Pass

Luiza Monteiro Series 11 - Spider Guard Toreando Pass

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Luiza shows a way to toreando pass the spider guard when your opponent is playing with both feet in your biceps. First she swims one hand inside and breaks the foot on bicep by controlling the pants grip. Then she passes to the side of the foot that is still in her biceps, and pushes her hips forward and throws the leg before passing to the north-south position.

Yuri Simoes Series 10 - Lasso Guard Pass with One Foot on the Bicep

Yuri Simoes Series 10 - Lasso Guard Pass with One Foot on the Bicep

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Yuri shows a couple ways he likes to pass the guard when his opponent has one lasso and the other foot on his bicep. First he clears the foot off his bicep, then removes the lasso and decides how to pass based on how his opponent reacts.

Yuri Simoes Series 9 - Spider Guard Pass with One Foot on Bicep and One Foot On Hip

Yuri Simoes Series 9 - Spider Guard Pass with One Foot on Bicep and One Foot On Hip

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Yuri shows his favorite way to pass the guard when his opponent is playing the spider guard with one foot on his bicep and one foot on his hip. After moving to the side of the foot on the hip and pinning that leg to the ground, he removes the foot in his bicep and comes back to pass on the other side. His head pressure on his opponent's chest is key to controlling this position.

Yuri Simoes Series 8 - Spider Guard Pass with Both Feet on the Biceps OR Both Feet on the Hips

Yuri Simoes Series 8 - Spider Guard Pass with Both Feet on the Biceps OR Both Feet on the Hips

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Yuri shows a spider guard pass when your opponent has both his feet on your biceps or both his feet on your hips. First he gains control of the pants from the inside, steps back and spins his opponent to pass the guard and establish side control.

BJJ Library Challenge One Contestants Series 2 - Spider Guard to Omoplata

BJJ Library Challenge One Contestants Series 2 - Spider Guard to Omoplata

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In the second installment of the BJJ Library Challenge One Contestants Series, AJ Sousa teaches how us to the Leg Lasso to improve your Spider Guard game and how submit your opponent with an Omoplata. This submission technique is a great complement to the Spider Guard Leg Lasso Drill from the previous lesson.

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