JJU 35-09 Fredson Alves Esgrima to Knee Slice Pass

JJU 35-09 Fredson Alves Esgrima to Knee Slice Pass

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Sometimes it may be difficult to keep your opponent with the esgrima pass. When your opponent overcommits to shut down your esgrima pass, transition to the esgrima knee slice pass to use the element of surprise to pass their guard.

JJU 35-08 Esgrima Half Guard Pass to Mount Transition

JJU 35-08 Esgrima Half Guard Pass to Mount Transition

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Sometimes it can be very difficult to complete the esgrima pass. When your opponent over commits to protecting one side, switch the direction of your attack and transition into the mount instead.

JJU 35-07 Esgrima Half Guard Pass

JJU 35-07 Esgrima Half Guard Pass

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Xande covers one of the best ways to pass the half guard with the underhook (esgrima). The esgrima pass combines the power of the underhook with heavy pressure to create a high percentage half guard pass.

JJU 35-10 Whizzer Armbar Feint to Half Guard Knee Slice Pass

JJU 35-10 Whizzer Armbar Feint to Half Guard Knee Slice Pass

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Sometimes while passing the half guard your opponent may beat you to the undertook. While there are a number of ways to address this situation, in this lesson we throw a whizzer to stop our opponent from taking the back and apply pressure to feint and arm bar to open the opportunity to pass with a knee slice pass.

JJU 35-19 Lemon Leg Squeeze Half Guard Pass

JJU 35-19 Lemon Leg Squeeze Half Guard Pass

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Xande teahes how to squeeze your opponents legs to break the half guard and pass your opponents guard.

JJU 35-05 Xande's Cross Face Hip Switch Half Guard Pass

JJU 35-05 Xande's Cross Face Hip Switch Half Guard Pass

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In this lesson we learn Xande's flattening half guard pass with the cross face and reverse kesa gatame. We focus on the cross face grip in particular and how to keep our opponent flat to pass their half guard.

JJU 35-0 to 35-1 Flattening Opponent in Half Guard

JJU 35-0 to 35-1 Flattening Opponent in Half Guard

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Xande teaches how to flatten your opponent in the half guard to better position ourselves to pass the half guard. In this lesson we learn two ways to flatten our opponent and learn not to pressure forward, a common misconception that allows our opponent to easily take our back or manipulate our body positioning.

JJU 35-04 Blocked Arm Half Guard Pass

JJU 35-04 Blocked Arm Half Guard Pass

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This is a basic but highly effective way to pass the half guard used at all levels of jiu jitsu. In this lesson Xande teaches how to flatten your opponent and switch your hips into a reverse kesa gatame to free your leg and pass the half guard.

JJU 26-05 Knee Slice against Sit Up Guard with Lapel Grip

JJU 26-05 Knee Slice against Sit Up Guard with Lapel Grip

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Saulo teaches how to deal with the lapel grip from the sit up guard and position yourself to pass the guard. In this lesson we learn to create the right angle against the lapel grip before advancing with a knee slice pass.

JJU 30-3 Passing the Deep De la Riva Guard

JJU 30-3 Passing the Deep De la Riva Guard

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Saulo teaches how to pass the deep de la riva guard by cutting across with your knee and blocking your opponent's shoulder to prevent them from spinning underneath you.

Side Control Transition when Opponent Rolls In with the Spinaround to Side Control or Backtake

Side Control Transition when Opponent Rolls In with the Spinaround to Side Control or Backtake

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Your opponent may bridge and roll in to you as you're passing the guard or find a way to bridge into you to break the pin from side control. If your opponent is already on their side, it may be hard to re-establish control of the position. Rather than letting them reestablish their guard, spin around to the back side instead to reestablish your side control or to transition to the back.

Side Control Transition to the Back with Near Side Hook or Garcia Roll when Opponent Rolls Away

Side Control Transition to the Back with Near Side Hook or Garcia Roll when Opponent Rolls Away

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In this lesson we learn how to transition to a back take when your opponent rolls away from you and you were unable to stop their movement. Sometimes it is better to make a transition instead of trying to force our opponent pinned to stay one step ahead of them. We learn to take the back using the near side hook or with the far side hook with the Garcia Roll when your opponent turns away and attempts to make a running escape from your side control.