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.

JJU 27-15 Passing Butterfly with Shin to Shin Pass

JJU 27-15 Passing Butterfly with Shin to Shin Pass

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Saulo finishes the butterfly guard pass chapter with the shin to shin pass. In this pass we utilize or shin to immobilize our opponent's legs for the pass.

JJU 27-14 Butterfly Pass with X-Pass

JJU 27-14 Butterfly Pass with X-Pass

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Saulo teaches how to pass the butterfly guard with the X pass. The X pass is a great option to pass while standing against any open or butterfly guard.

JJU 27-13 Butterfly Pass with Wheel Pass

JJU 27-13 Butterfly Pass with Wheel Pass

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Saulo teaches the wheel pass to pass the butterfly guard. Using your grips, spin your opponent like a wheel to bypass their guard as you collapse your hips to solidify the pass. The grips may be hard to establish but once they are set the wheel pass is quick.

JJU 32-02 Passing Reverse De la Riva Guard with Side Smash Pass

JJU 32-02 Passing Reverse De la Riva Guard with Side Smash Pass

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In this lesson Xande teaches how to pass the reverse de la riva guard with a review of the side smash pass. The side smash pass is a good option to break your opponent's de la riva grip. It is powerful in combination with other passes because your opponent will now feel threatened against the pass on both sides regardless of the de la riva hand grip on the ankle.

JJU 27-12 Butterfly Sweep Counter with Hip Switch to Mount

JJU 27-12 Butterfly Sweep Counter with Hip Switch to Mount

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Saulo continues the hip switch butterfly pass series and shows a variation of the hip switch that will allow you to progress directly to the mount. The hip switch to the mount is most effective when your opponent continues to insist on sweeping you with the butterfly hook. Instead of fighting against their energy, redirect the angle of the leg to smash the hook and position yourself to mount your opponent.

JJU 27-08 Passing Cross Grip Butterfly with Knee Press Pass

JJU 27-08 Passing Cross Grip Butterfly with Knee Press Pass

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In this lesson we build on the knee press pass and modify our passing approach to address the cross grip.