Xande's Modern Guard Killer 12 - Passing Quarter Guard with Wheel Pass

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 12 - Passing Quarter Guard with Wheel Pass

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Xande explains another way to pass the quarter guard off of a failed attempt to force the half guard by transitioning into the wheel pass instead.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 11 - Passing Quarter Guard with Forced Half Guard, Shin to Shin Knee Cross Pass, or Shin to Shin Backdoor Pass

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 11 - Passing Quarter Guard with Forced Half Guard, Shin to Shin Knee Cross Pass, or Shin to Shin Backdoor Pass

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Xande teaches how to deal with the knee shield or quarter guard by forcing half guard or using a shin to shin low knee cut to pass to your opponent's front or back side. When dealing with the quarter guard or knee shield, it's best to maintain side to side mobility when trying to pass the guard.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 10 - Modified Headquarters to Opposite Side Half Guard Passes

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 10 - Modified Headquarters to Opposite Side Half Guard Passes

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Forcing half guard to progress your passing game is a good option from the headquarters position if your opponent has a good modern guard game. By closing the distance and applying pressure, you can transition into one of many different half guard passes that will force your opponent to play your game. By forcing half guard we can disarm our opponent's modern guard, which often relies on creating space to move the hips, and work our pressure passes.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 9 - Modified Headquarters to Buttflop or Shotgun Pass

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 9 - Modified Headquarters to Buttflop or Shotgun Pass

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Xande teaches how to set up the modified grips for the Headquarters position and explains that he prefers it over the traditional grips because your opponent may be able to establish a lasso guard from the traditional grips. He then teaches how to do the buttflop or shotgun pass from the headquarters position and explains the differences between the two variations.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 8 - Modified Headquarters to Side Smash Pass

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 8 - Modified Headquarters to Side Smash Pass

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Xande teaches the side smash pass, one of the most important attacks from the headquarters position. The side smash is an excellent way to break your opponent's offensive de la riva or berimbolo game through early prevention and force them to play your game. He explains that the side smash can be used as an initial jab to set up your other passes. Your opponent will react to your attempt to collapse and smash their knees and your chain of attacks can be launched immediately upon their reaction.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 7 - Passing Options from Headquarters Position

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 7 - Passing Options from Headquarters Position

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Xande covers numerous passing options available from the Headquarters positions that makes it a very strong hub for launching attacks to pass the modern guard. Utilizing the headquarters position, when established properly, makes it hard for your opponent to set up an offensive guard. The HQ position can neutralize the offensive aspect of your opponent's guard and acts as a safe zone from which you can look to pass in many different ways.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 6 - 3 Ways to Smash and Pass the Inverted Guard

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 6 - 3 Ways to Smash and Pass the Inverted Guard

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Xande teaches his three favorite ways to smash and pass the inverted guard against people who go completely inverted. Using pressure to smash your opponent when they are inverted can be a very uncomfortable experience but we must be careful to approach and apply pressure correctly or else they may be able to spin into a triangle or sweep.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 3 - Berimbolo Counter with Gangster Crossface

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 3 - Berimbolo Counter with Gangster Crossface

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Xande teaches how to stuff your opponent's berimbolo attempt with a hardcore crossface that he likes to call the gangster. Once the cross face is established, your opponent is likely to spin back to establish guard. If they make the mistake of insisting on the berimbolo, you will have many opportunities to pass their guard altogether.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 4 - 50-50 Guard Seated Leg Drag Pass

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 4 - 50-50 Guard Seated Leg Drag Pass

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Xande teaches how to escape or pass the 50 50 (fifty fifty guard) by executing a seated leg drag to either escape or pass your opponent's 50-50 guard.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 5 - 50-50 Guard Unravel Pass

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 5 - 50-50 Guard Unravel Pass

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Xande teaches a way to unravel your legs to pass the fifty fifty (50 50) guard. He teaches that we can take advantage of the leg reap rule for IBJJF competitions to get a reaction from our opponent that is favorable in unravelling the 50/50 guard for the pass.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 2 - Late Berimbolo Counter Reberimbolo to Back Take

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 2 - Late Berimbolo Counter Reberimbolo to Back Take

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Xande teaches a late counter to the late berimbolo using your opponent's attempt to spin underneath you to take their back instead. The reberimbolo requires anticipation of your opponent's movements, understanding of the berimbolo roll, and practice to be able to execute it against them successfully.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 1 - Understanding the Berimbolo Roll Defense

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 1 - Understanding the Berimbolo Roll Defense

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Xande opens up his modern guard killer series with an intro to the counter roll to prevent your opponent from spinning underneath you to sweep you. This is a late defense to the berimbolo and sets us up for our next defense.

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