Inside the University 66 - Modified Headquarters to Side Smash Pass Part 2

Inside the University 66 - Modified Headquarters to Side Smash Pass Part 2

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Xande reviews the side smash pass from the modified headquarters position at a seminar.


JJU 27-11 Butterfly Pass with Star Pass

JJU 27-11 Butterfly Pass with Star Pass

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The star pass is similar to the hip switch pass but requires more adept finesse by combining the need to switch your hips while applying pressure mid switch to immobilize your opponent's hips. To immobilize your opponent, use the grip on the belt, your shoulder, and your head to create a tripod and balance your weight until you are able to switch your hips for the pass.

JJU 27-09 Butterfly Pass with Floating Hip Switch Pass

JJU 27-09 Butterfly Pass with Floating Hip Switch Pass

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Saulo teaches to pass the butterfly guard by using the common principle of changing the angles of your hip to neutralize and smash the butterfly hooks. Although it may seem simple at first, using a hip switch to neutralize the butterfly hook takes good timing and finesse to accomplish.

Inside the University 63 - Sprawl Pass against Classic Open Guard

Inside the University 63 - Sprawl Pass against Classic Open Guard

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Xande teaches a quick way to diffuse and pass the classic open guard without having to break your opponent's grips. We sprawl at an angle to create enough distance to relieve the pressure on the hip while at the same time bypassing your opponent's legs to establish side control. Although the sprawl pass may seem simple, it takes repetition and drilling to perfect the necessary timing and distance to successfully pass your opponent's guard in live rolling.

Inside the University 62 - Modified Headquarters to Side Smash Pass

Inside the University 62 - Modified Headquarters to Side Smash Pass

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In this lesson Xande explains how to set up and pass your opponent's guard with the side smash pass from the modified grip headquarters position. This is an important guard pass to counter the de la riva grip and also a good pass to force a reaction from your opponent to open up opportunities to transition into other passes from the HQ position.

Inside the University 61 - Modified Headquarters to Buttflop or Shotgun Pass

Inside the University 61 - Modified Headquarters to Buttflop or Shotgun Pass

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Xande teaches how to control your opponent in the modified headquarters position and pass the guard using the buttflop or shotgun pass. The modified grips for the HQ position involve using one hand to grip the cross collar or the armpit and the other hand on the pants rather than the traditional HQ approach of grabbing the jacket lapels with both hands.

Inside the University 58 - Defending the Torreada Pass

Inside the University 58 - Defending the Torreada Pass

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Xande teaches two basic ways to defend against the torreando (torreada) pass as seen in the Jiu Jitsu University book.

JJU 27-06 Butterfly Level Change Pass

JJU 27-06 Butterfly Level Change Pass

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In this butterfly pass we create distance between our opponent's hooks and our hips by changing levels. The hooks become weak from the distance created and we take the moment of opportunity to clear the legs straight into side control.

JJU 27-05 Butterfly Hand Plant Pass

JJU 27-05 Butterfly Hand Plant Pass

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Saulo teaches a simple but effective way to pass your opponent's guard pass by planting your hand and using it as a block to nullify one of your opponent's hook and applying pressure while cutting to the side at an angle to pass their guard.

JJU 27-04 Butterfly Leg Wrap Pass

JJU 27-04 Butterfly Leg Wrap Pass

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Saulo teaches the butterfly leg wrap pass. In this pass we establish a grip on our opponent's pants and use our shoulder to smash the butterfly hooks to the side. Using good pressure is essential to keeping your opponent's butterfly hooks flat and smashing our opponent's knees to the ground will greatly increase the odds of passing their guard.

JJU 27-03 Wallid Ismael Butterfly Pass Variation

JJU 27-03 Wallid Ismael Butterfly Pass Variation

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In this lesson we learn how to pass the butterfly guard using the Wallid Ismael butterfly pass variation. This variation uses a quick sprawl and heavy pressure to quickly flatten and pass around your opponent's hook. Having multiple options in passing your opponent's butterfly guard will help to frustrate their defense.

JJU 27-02 Flat Butterfly Walk Around Pass

JJU 27-02 Flat Butterfly Walk Around Pass

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Saulo teaches a classic way to pass the flattened butterfly guard using hip and shoulder pressure to pin your opponent's legs and walking around their legs to establish the pass. Pressure is key to this guard pass. Our hands merely act as a brace and an accessory to prevent your opponent from following your movement with their legs.