Every academy has one of these guys (or maybe even a few). You know the guy - he pulls guard and then he's all kinds of crazy legs up in your business. I can bum a good guard passer out for sure. Even worse, it can lead to the man on top getting swept, which is just shameful.
The spider guard game is no longer in any way "new school" in our humble opinion. It's not something that a BJJ player with any kind of experience can ignore, as both guard player and guard passer. These days, you really must be versatile enough to play a spider guard when necessary (e.g., your closed guard circa 1999 is opened up) and you certainly need a good strategy to pass it. And, that's where 2012 Pan Champ,Yuri Simoes, comes in with this solid and simple pass.
Thanks again to Jits Mag for more great video material.
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