JT Torres 2nd Series 8 - Seated Guard Pass

JT Torres 2nd Series 8 - Seated Guard Pass

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JT's opponent is playing the seated guard, so he makes a grip on the lapel and sleeve. He shuffles to the side of the lapel grip, and when his opponent follows, he steps over the legs to the sleeve grip side, with his foot landing near the hip. Now he turns his opponent like a judo throw, and immediately establishes the knee on belly position.


JT Torres 2nd Series 5 - Diving Open Guard Pass

JT Torres 2nd Series 5 - Diving Open Guard Pass

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JT shows a guard pass he likes to use when his opponent is playing open guard. JT dives his lead shin behind his opponent's knee and his arm swims underneath the other leg. His other hand and foot are posted on the mat, driving his weight onto his opponent. JT swims his arms to get head and arm control, and his leg that is posting comes over the top of his opponent's legs and knee cuts to side control.

Fredson Alves Series 6 - Double Unders Open Guard Pass

Fredson Alves Series 6 - Double Unders Open Guard Pass

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From the open guard, Fredson swims both arms under his opponent's legs and controls at the knees. He steps his feet toward his opponent and sits back, keeping control of the legs. Depending on how his opponent reacts, he can choose which side to pass by throwing the legs down and sitting up to side control.

Inside The University 264 - Butterfly Guard Pass

Inside The University 264 - Butterfly Guard Pass

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While in his opponent's butterfly guard, Saulo hops up and creates space, giving him many options to pass to the side or to stay connected to his opponent. If given the space, he can choose a side and pass.

Inside The University 263 - Butterfly Guard Pass Using Your Knee

Inside The University 263 - Butterfly Guard Pass Using Your Knee

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Saulo shows a pass from the butterfly guard when your opponent is very close and tight with his hooks and his grips. Now Saulo's reaction is to step up one knee on the outside of his opponent's leg, and twist his body to push aside the leg, allowing him the space to pass the guard.

Inside The University 262 - Butterfly Guard Pass

Inside The University 262 - Butterfly Guard Pass

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Inside his opponent's butterfly guard, Saulo first drops his base and reaches over the back, grabbing his opponent's gi with one hand, and grabs the pants with the other hand. Now while sprawling back, he pulls his opponent down with the back grip and stretches his other arm to spin his opponent and finish in side control.

Inside The University 261 - Combining the Toreando and Over-Under Passes

Inside The University 261 - Combining the Toreando and Over-Under Passes

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Xande uses the same passing principles as before, but now while he's toreando passing to one side, he swims the arm of the side he's passing to under the leg, and immediately changes the side he passes to. He drops to the shoulder land and finishes the over-under pass.

Inside The University 260 - Toreando to Over-Under Pass

Inside The University 260 - Toreando to Over-Under Pass

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Starting with the same grips at the shin on the pants, Xande begins the toreando pass as he did before, but for whatever reason he doesn't feel comfortable finishing the pass as he did in the previous positions. Instead, he swims his far arm undernee ath the leg, and stretches his other arm to keep the near leg immobilized. From here he can work to side control, or establish his base in the half guard if he prefers.

Inside The University 259 - Toreando Guard Pass Dropping Your Shoulder Down

Inside The University 259 - Toreando Guard Pass Dropping Your Shoulder Down

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Xande shows another variation of the toreando. He makes his grips on the pants at the shins, like he did before, and passes to the side while keeping weight on the legs. Now when he gets to the side, instead of going to knee on belly, he drops his shoulder on to his opponent's chest and establishes side control. It is important that he doesn't turn his hips to face his opponent or sprawl them to the mat.

Inside The University 258 - Toreando Guard Pass

Inside The University 258 - Toreando Guard Pass

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From the open guard, Xande grabs his opponent's pant legs near the shin and puts his weight down on them. When he passes, his outside arm stays stiff while his inside arm pushes down and in to stretch the leg, and he comes around to the knee on belly.

Xande's Pan Ams 2016 Review 9 - Bulldog Pass from Butterfly Guard

Xande's Pan Ams 2016 Review 9 - Bulldog Pass from Butterfly Guard

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Xande talks about his guard passing in the open weight finals, where he used the bulldog pass against his opponent's butterfly guard. He breaks down some mistakes he made while passing, and how his opponent was able to replace his guard. Xande also shows how he could have transitioned to other passes from the bulldog.

Xande's Pan Ams 2016 Review 8 - Kimura while Passing the Guard

Xande's Pan Ams 2016 Review 8 - Kimura while Passing the Guard

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Continuing on his semi final fight in the open weight division, Xande is on his opponent's side, and he turns into Xande. Xande steps over the head to the other side, ending up behind his opponent's back, and immediately locks up a kimura grip. Now he places his elbow on the ribs, and steps back over the head to finish the kimura.