GB Learning : Passing The Spider Guard

This week on Gracie Barra Blog we are answering the question “What’s the best way to pass the spider guard?”

Following some seminars in China, the most popular question among the blue belt students was their difficulty with passing a Spider guard with strong grips.
Let’s see some different Spider guard passes as taught by Gracie Barra instructors.

First, the question : What’s the best way to pass the spider guard?

1) Spider Guard Pass #1
To answer his own question from the previous video, Prof. Otavio Sousa shows his favorite spider guard pass – the “Over Under Pass”.
* Note the details on the grips Prof. Sousa uses.

2) Spider Guard Pass #2
Prof.  Lucio “Charly Brown” teaches how he breaks the opponent’s grip, moves to a leg drag pass and finishes with a Kimura shoulder lock.

3) Bull Fighter Guard Pass
Prof. Draculino shows a variation of the Bullfighter Guard pass that focuses on the principle of Action / Reaction

4) How to drill Your Spider Guard Passes
Now that we have seen several passing techniques, let’s see how you should drill at the proper intensity and speed to develop your passes.

5) Submission Defense – Triangle
The primary submission danger in the Spider Guard is your opponent’s triangle choke. Let’s see the best triangle counter here.

See also on Gracie Barra : GB Techniques: 5 Advanced Shoulder Locks

Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam