GB Learning : Advanced Guard Passing

This week Gracie Barra Learning will feature some advanced techniques and strategies to to pass some of the more advanced guards. Often, IBJJF competition matches often are determined by if you can pass the guard of your opponent.
As a different job requires a different tool, so different guards require a specific passing technique to pass.

Let’s see Gracie Barra instructors show you how to pass some advanced guards.

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1) Spider Guard  Spider Guard with Caroline, Otavio and Marcio

2) Open guard pass to the back / Passagem de Guarda Aberta
This over / under pass leads directly to a back take when your opponent attempts to avoid surrendering the 3 points.

3)Double unders stack pass to finish / Passagem de Guarda + Finalização
Advanced students should try to think of techniques in terms of sequences instead of isolated movements. See how to chain together movements in this video.

4) Guard passing Drills: elbow trap to kneepass
Drilling your guard passes is essential to developing fluidity and rpecision when executing the pass. Prof. Flavio Almeida teaches how to move into a knee pass.

5) Deep De LA Riva Leg Drag Drill
If you opponent gets a deep De la Riva guard on you, you are in trouble! Prof. Flavio shows how to move to the leg drag – a pass every blue and pruple belt should know well!

See also on Gracie Barra : Techniques: The Deep Half Guard


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