GB Technique : No-Gi Guard Passing

This week on Gracie Barra Blog we are looking at some No-Gi techniques by Gracie Barra instructors.
Parts of the No-Gi game can be very different without the gi grips that we may be accustomed to. This is especially true when it comes to guard passing where it is much more difficult to find a grip on a guard player who has no pants or sleeves to control.
There are adaptations we can make without the gi to pass our opponent’s guard and worth a GB Technique tutorial all on its own.
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No-Gi Roberto “Tussa” Alencar

Let’s take a look at some No-Gi passing positions as taught by some of the top Gracie Barra instructors.
1) Opening Closed Guard To Stack pass No-Gi
Let’s begin by watching Prof. Joe Scarola showing us a way to open the closed guard, and then pass using the stack pass

2) Kimura setup from guard top position
Professor Philipe Della Monica teaching an Kimura attack from guard top against his opponent playing Z-guard

3) Z-Guard Pass
Professor Ricardo Almeida (one of the family of black belt jiu-jitsu brothers Flavio and Andre) teaches an effective Z Guard Pass during the Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu No Gi Training Camp.

4) No-Gi Closed Guard Pass
Our friends at Gracie Barra Colorado Springs Professor Bryan Waltz and Professor Vanessa Wexler demonstrate techniques to deal with a closed guard in the no-gi Jiu-Jitsu game.

5) Prevent Arm Drags and Leg Entanglements
Prof. Dave first demonstrates the guard passing scenario followed by the passing solution. Attack and counter attack is what jiu-jitsu is all about.

See also on Gracie Barra : Advanced Half Guard Bottom
Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Asia