Hello, and welcome to Jiu-Jitsu On the Go. I have the profound privilege of being able to offer and share the gift of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. I am a stand that everyone in the world gets this Martial Art in their life. It is truly transformational and brings about a higher quality of life for everyone. Here is a little about me!
I began training Jiu-Jitsu in 1997, while stationed in Hawaii, under Grand Master Relson Gracie (ranked white-black) and was awarded my black belt in 2009. I met Master Caique Elias, as a blue belt, and would eventually seek tutelage under him when I became a second degree black belt. As a practitioner who was primarily exposed to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, my game is simple and effective. After 22 years of training (11 years as a competitor, 9 years as a head instructor and academy owner), my teaching style is concept-based, this allows for the student to experience noticeable results immediately. My goal is to impact your game and help you on your journey.
In this five part online series of 1on1 Guard Passing we will be looking at the finer points of establishing grips, proper framing and creating pressure that will allow you to pass the guard with ease. Whether you like to pass with the under hook to the backside, step through to knee on belly or pass straight to the mount, this series is sure to increase your percentage of success.
In the first installment of this online 1on1 Guard Pass series we will be focusing on the backside under hook guard pass. Remember, as with all of our positional training, it starts with the grip fight and establishing grip control. From here we explore the finer points of passing the knee thro...
No matter which direction we are attempting to guard pass...outside, under or through the middle, it is important to keep focus on your downward forward pressure. Not only will this help to staple your opponent to the mat, it will also cause them to be uncomfortable and move into the positions t...
If for some reason you are not able to guard pass to the backside (whether your opponent is keeping you from passing or you just don't want to) this step through pass is an awesome way to transition straight to knee on belly.
When you are attempting your 1on1 guard pass but are not able to under hook the leg, you can transition to this inside shotgun pass to establish side control. Our focus here will be on the gable grip, knee placement and solid connection to your opponent.
Now that we have explored ways of guard passing to establish side control on both sides and knee on belly, let's have a little fun guard passing straight to mount!
...followed by a little "back in the day" story time.