JJU 33-2 Dangers of Circling against the Inverted Guard

JJU 33-2 Dangers of Circling against the Inverted Guard

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In this lesson we learn that the inverted guard can be especially dangerous when we try to stack our opponent when they are already underneath you with the inverted guard. This gives them the option to sweep you in various ways and so we learn how to avoid this situation.

JJU 33-0 to 33-2 Passing Inverted Guard with Hip Drag Pass

JJU 33-0 to 33-2 Passing Inverted Guard with Hip Drag Pass

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In this lesson Saulo shows some possible threats from the inverted guard and teaches how to use a pass similar to a leg drag but instead with a grip on the hip. After dragging our opponent's hip back to the mat, we are in a much better position to pass without having to deal with the dangers of sweeps from the inverted guard.

JJU 31-03 Sit Up Guard Pass with Under Hook to Knee Slice

JJU 31-03 Sit Up Guard Pass with Under Hook to Knee Slice

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Once the underhook is established against the sit up guard, we can choose a variety of ways to transition into a guard pass. In this lesson we establish the underhook then go for the knee slice pass to end up in side control.

JJU 31-02 Sit Up Guard Pass with Underhook to Mount

JJU 31-02 Sit Up Guard Pass with Underhook to Mount

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Saulo teaches how to transition directly into the mount when your opponent sits up to establish the sit up guard. Being able to establish the underhook requires good timing of reaction but once it is established, there are many options to pass this position.

JJU 30-03 Passing Deep De la Riva with Classic Negative Side Hip Switch Pass

JJU 30-03 Passing Deep De la Riva with Classic Negative Side Hip Switch Pass

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Saulo teaches how to use the classic negative side hip switch pass when you are late to react to the deep de la riva and your opponent has the deep hook in. We use the classic hip switch but the positioning and being able to stop your opponent's upper body movements with your grip are vital to ensure they do not spin underneath you for a sweep.

JJU 26-10 Two on One Leg Drag Pass

JJU 26-10 Two on One Leg Drag Pass

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Saulo shows a fundamental leg drag pass with a two one one grip on your opponent's leg. In this fundamental overview of the leg drag, he stresses the foundation of the pass which is to create the right angle as you go for the leg drag to ensure that your opponent has a harder time trying to recover their open guard.

JJU 26-08 Torreando Pass Variation against a Shin to Shin Hook

JJU 26-08 Torreando Pass Variation against a Shin to Shin Hook

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The torreando (bullfighter) pass can take some time to build the necessary timing of reaction as it is a pass that requires you to feel and anticipate your opponent's movement and reaction to your movements. In this case we learn a variation to the torreando pass where your opponent is controlling with just one butterfly hook. Instead of backing away or trying to apply pressure to your opponent's frame, we simply change the angle of the hook with a simple pivot and stiff arm to pass straight to the knee on belly position.

JJU 25-07 Opening Closed Guard when Opponent Hides Both Arms

JJU 25-07 Opening Closed Guard when Opponent Hides Both Arms

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This core lesson teaches how to open the legs without intervention from your opponent's arms. Drilling and understanding the fundamental principals of this lesson s a great way to master your skills to prepare passing the closed guard of a live resisting opponent.

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.