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Friday, December 2, 2011

A GUARD PASS YOU'LL SWEAR YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE, BUT HAVE YOU?

You and I know that passing a good grappler's guard ain't easy, be it open, closed, butterflied, DLR'd, spidered, inverted (i.e., the guard of the year) or whatever.  No matter who you are, if you are facing a worthy opponent, it's gonna be a battle and it could get ugly.

And, there are many, many styles of guard passing.  Almost as many as there are style of mustaches and mustache-mutton chop combinations.  So many.  And, so many sub-variations thereof.    

So, here another for you to put in your proverbial Jiu Jitsu pipe and smoke (from Marcos Avellan, Team FFA in Florida).  It's not original and in fact is as old school as you can get, as is the case with almost any guard pass you "invent" today.  But, it offers some uniqueness in application (e.g., hand position, timing, etc.) and it work quite well (I've drilled it as demo'd and tried in play)  Try it and see what you think. 

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this. Started using this pass and it really works! I've just gotten my blue belt, don't consider myself amazing at passing guard but it worked with other blue belts, black belt swept me but I'm sure I got too excited to follow it step by step as Avallen says. Great job you're doing here, love this website

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  2. Thanks, bro!

    We try and post for every level of grappler here. There's room for plenty of basics as well as advanced stuff.

    This technique is pretty basic and can be one of your bread n' butter passes. I love Marcos' instruction and enthusiasm for the technique.

    Keep coming back - we will always have great material for you.

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