GB Technique: Guard Passing: Advanced Footwork

Most of us think of passing the guard in terms of specific passing techniques like Knee Slice or Leg Drag Guard passes. But there is another way to look at passing the guard – using tools to control the opponent in a number of different passing scenarios.
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Prof. Bryan Waltz
Prof. Bryan Waltz of Gracie Barra Colorado Springs has some cool footwork passing that is certain to give you some new ideas on how you can employ footwork in your own passing game.
Let’s take a look at some guard passing using advanced footwork!
Butterfly Pass 1
It is some basic but skillful footwork that makes this Butterfly Guard Pass work.
Butterfly Pass 2
Countering your opponent’s Butterfly Hook Sweep into a pass. This requires some timing but is a very effective counter and pass.
Transitions between positions flow
Using the feet and hooks like we use our hands. Controlling the opponent’s movement with our feet in between the positions so that we can dominate the scrambles.
Advanced inversion and footwork
For the flexible guys and gals – if you are comfortable playing in the inverted position, you can try this deft footwork to pass and find your way to the opponent’s back.
See also on GB Technique:
GB Technique: Passing Different Guard Styles
Writer: Mark Mullen, Gracie Barra Black Belt