Takamasa Watanabe Series 5 - Butterfly Guard Pass when Opponent has Underhook

Takamasa Watanabe Series 5 - Butterfly Guard Pass when Opponent has Underhook

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Takamasa's opponent is playing butterfly guard and has the underhook on him, so he reaches across the back to grab near the the shoulder blade, and his other hand grips the pants at the knee. With his legs close together, to keep his base heavy, Takamasa sprawls back his leg on the side of the pants grip, and lowers his head to his opponent's chest, as he turns him to the side. Now he lets go of the pants grip and pushes the near leg out of the way to pass the guard.


Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 30 - Using Esgrima Pressure to Force the Half Guard from Butterfly

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 30 - Using Esgrima Pressure to Force the Half Guard from Butterfly

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From his opponent's butterfly guard, Xande presses forward and shifts his hips to pose two. From here he looks to push the leg with one hand while his other works for the underhook. While maintaining pressure with his head in his opponent's chest, Xande inches his way to the side, forcing himself to his opponent's half guard.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 26 - Toreando Dribble Pass to Knee on Belly

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 26 - Toreando Dribble Pass to Knee on Belly

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Going into detail on the toreando pass, Xande first shows his preferred grip on the pants, which is with his thumbs pointing down. This grip is harder for your opponent to break. He likes to do a dribble or push-pull to the legs before stepping around to the side and establishing knee on belly. At this point his opponent will likely turn into him, so he drops his arm to the far hip and drops his hip to the mat for a strong side control.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 25 - Four Approaches to Pass the Guard from Standing

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 25 - Four Approaches to Pass the Guard from Standing

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Xande discusses some different approaches to pass your opponent's guard from a standing position. These passing approaches include toreando, headquarters, crab quarters and butterfly smash. Each of these positions uses a different way of controlling your opponent's legs and setting up your guard pass.

Inside the University 1017 - Double Unders Pass to Mount

Inside the University 1017 - Double Unders Pass to Mount

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Continuing with the double unders pass, now when Nick gets to side control his opponent turns to face him. Nick is expecting him to do this and he times his movement to mount as his opponent turns. Still with his collar grip, Nick has some options to look for the choke now.

Inside the University 1016 - Double Unders Pass

Inside the University 1016 - Double Unders Pass

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While passing the guard, Nick gets both his arms under his opponent's legs and clasps his hands above the hips. Next he lifts his opponent's hips and pulls him on top of his thighs. Now one arm reaches across to grab the far lapel, and stacks his opponent putting very heavy pressure on him, and inches his way to the side until his opponent willingly accepts side control because of the pressure.

Inside the University 1005 - Leg Drag Pass the De La Riva Guard

Inside the University 1005 - Leg Drag Pass the De La Riva Guard

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Now covering how to deal with the De La Riva guard when your opponent has a pants grip, first pushes the hook leg down and grabs the toes. He turns the foot in and grips the other shin. He brings the hook leg across his body and his opponent reacts by placing his other foot on Nick's hip. Timing his move, Nick drags both legs across and settles into a nice leg drag passing position.

Inside the University 1004 - Breaking the Grip on Your Heel While Passing Open Guard

Inside the University 1004 - Breaking the Grip on Your Heel While Passing Open Guard

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Going over some principles of passing the open guard, Nick first covers the importance of keeping your legs at a distance, so your opponent can't get a hold of your feet. However, if he is able to grab your heel, the proper defense is to turn your foot to the inside and kick away from his grip.

Inside the University 982 - Breaking Down Your Weight Distribution While Passing

Inside the University 982 - Breaking Down Your Weight Distribution While Passing

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Saulo works 1-on-1 with a student and really breaks down where he needs to apply his weight and pressure while passing, not only on his opponent, but his own body as well.

Inside the University 981 - Passing Guard when Opponent Has a Pant Grip on Your Leg

Inside the University 981 - Passing Guard when Opponent Has a Pant Grip on Your Leg

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Now Saulo is looking to pass the guard while his opponent controls his leg with a pant grip. He first twists his body toward the trapped leg, lowers his base and places his hands on the knee and torso. He steps his free leg to the side as his other shin cuts across his opponent's leg, and he looks for the pass from here.

Inside the University 980 - Stepping to the Side and Initiating the Pass

Inside the University 980 - Stepping to the Side and Initiating the Pass

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To start off this lesson, Sensei Saulo shows how he steps to the side to create the angle he needs to pass the guard. Once he's to the side, Saulo uses his weight to push the knees in and cause a reaction from his opponent. From here he shows four different guard pass set ups he can use.

Xande's Esgrima Series 7 - High Esgrima Against Frame

Xande's Esgrima Series 7 - High Esgrima Against Frame

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Xande is passing with the esgrima, but his opponent is doing a good job using his frame to keep Xande at bay. This is when Xande drives his weight forward to get a high esgrima and neutralize his opponent's frame. Now he has much more leverage to pass the guard.