GB Techniques: The Spider Guard

This week, Gracie Barra studies the Spider Guard – a powerful defensive and offensive position in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. There are a number of variations of grips and perhaps more sweeps can be performed from the spider guard than any other guard style.

Both top (3 videos) and bottom(3 videos), let’s take a look at some key submissions, sweeps and passes!

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Spider Guard Study

1) “Sweet” Set Up To Armlock From Spider Guard
Gracie Barra North Houston One of our top competitors, Corey Bacak demonstrates one of his favorite transitions to a submission from spider guard.

2) Three Sweeps From Spider Guard – GB Cornwall – Prof. Raphael Dos Santos

3) Spider Guard Sweeps Series – Prof. Lucio “Lagarto” Rodrigues shows several different grips and sweep variations.

4) Breaking Spider Guard Grips and Passing   Prof. Rodrigo Sul of Gracie Barra Twin Cities shows how to break the spider guard grips to pass

5) Passing the Lasso / Spider Gaurd (Passagem de guarda aranha) – Gracie Barra Smithfield of Ireland shows how to deal with the grips to pass a Lasso / Spider guard.

6) Bull Fighter Guard Pass vs Spider Guard  – Prof. Rodrigo Sul of Gracie Barra Twin Cities shows how to employ the Bullfighter pass vs. Spider guard

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