Blog Posts - Guard Pass



BJJ / Grappling tips: Passing the half guard: Dealing with the Underhook

The half guard used to be viewed as a position of weakness, especially if strikes are available as a weapon. Partly, the top player is almost past the guard players defenses and partly it allows the top player to lock the bottom player's hips in plac...
by The Part Time Grappler on Dec 9, 2016

11/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Knee Cut Counter (Bump)

Teaching #528Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 11/07/2016The knee cut is among the most common passes in jiu jitsu, so it's useful to have some ways to counter. A simple approach is to knock them off balance. They want their bal...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

13/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Knee Cut Counter (Turn)

Teaching #530Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 13/07/2016Another option for countering the knee cut is to establish some grips. Grab their same side knee, gripping their collar with your opposite hand. Shrimp in towards the far...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

BJJ Tips: Opening the Closed Guard - a Gracie Humaita approach

https://ekbjj.wordpress.com/In a recent post, I showcased the way my teacher Mr Eddie Kone passes the closed guard over the legs. A lot of people read, watched and liked that article and the video that came with it. Many, however asked questions rega...
by The Part Time Grappler on Oct 31, 2015

BJJ / Grappling Tips: How to open / pass the closed guard

Guard-top work is a major topic within jiujitsu (Base and posture, Guard Opening…etc.). One of my favourite closed guard opening techniques is a standing one, where you use inwards knee pressure on the hips to lock them in position and, if you need...
by The Part Time Grappler on Mar 3, 2015

BJJ / Grappling Tips: Guard passing - Advice from John Will - Getting the most out of each session.

Guard passing is the other side of the coin of guard recovery and I'd like to share a tip I got from Mr John Will: turn every grappling/BJJ session into a grappling/BJJ private. I don't mean that you should try to hog your instructor's attention...
by The Part Time Grappler on Oct 23, 2014

BJJ tips: Lockdown Escapes by three experts

The recent Metamoris III main event between Eddie Bravo and Royler Gracie saw Eddie catch and control Royler's leg for a long time in a lower body entanglement / grip known as the Lockdown. The grip itself has been part of Judo for many years, but Ed...
by The Part Time Grappler on May 15, 2014

12/05/2014 - Artemis BJJ (Opening & Passing the Closed Guard)

Class #569Artemis BJJ (Bristol Sports Centre), Dónal Carmody, Bristol, UK - 12/05/2014Excellent turn-out tonight, with a number of new faces. Dónal kicked off with some nifty passing drills. First, they have their feet on your hips. Cup under with...
by Slidey's Training Log on May 14, 2014

22/04/2014 - Gracie Humaitá (Beginners Class)

Class #561Gracie Humaitá, (BJJ), Paulo ‘Coelho’ Brandão, Austin, TX, USA - 22/04/2014After being dropped off by my new friends from the Aces Jiu Jitsu Club session, I headed up to Georgette's office. The next destination was Gracie Humaita Aust...
by Slidey's Training Log on May 6, 2014

BJJ / Grappling Tips: Open Guard Passing with tips from Stephan Kesting, David Onuma and Rico Vieira

Pass the open guard!Dealing with the open guard in jiujitsu is a challenge, but it's also an inescapable challenge. Without a guard passing game, there is no jiujitsu.In this first video, Stephan Kesting of GrappleArts.com share his 4 top tips to pas...
by The Part Time Grappler on Apr 15, 2014

BJJ tips: Using the belt or the tip of the gi jacket in passing the half guard pass

by The Part Time Grappler on Mar 13, 2014

23/01/2014 - Hit Fit (Open Guard Passing)

Class #540Hit Fit, (BJJ), Dónal Carmody, Bristol, UK - 23/01/2014I'm excited to announce that next week will be the first class at Artemis BJJ, the new club Dónal and I have set up! We haven't done a big launch yet, but the website is up and runnin...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 28, 2014

BJJ / Grappling tips: How to pass the closed guard

Chris Haueter shows the importance of posture and weight distribution within the guard (amongst a million other BJJ gems!):Saulo shows the way to open the closed guard:Pedro Sauer guard pass, a funky method which relies on a slightly higher lapel con...
by The Part Time Grappler on Dec 20, 2013

BJJ tips: Pressure, gravity and dominating from the top

Gravity should always be your friend in BJJ / Grappling whether you are on the top or the bottom, even in the standing phase, as I said in a previous post. I talked about the more unusual bottom application  and here are a few grappling con...
by The Part Time Grappler on Sep 27, 2013

03/09/2013 - BJJ at Hit Fit with Dónal (Butterfly Guard Drills)

Class #521 Hit Fit, (BJJ), Dónal Carmody, Bristol, UK - 03/09/2013 For the past two years, the person who I have seen as 'my' instructor is Dónal, so I was sad when changes to class schedules meant I couldn't train with him as often as before. Tha...
by Slidey's Training Log on Sep 4, 2013

01/09/2013 - Study Hall (Breaking & Passing Closed Guard, Side Control)

Class #520 Gracie Barra Bristol, (BJJ), Study Hall, Bristol, UK - 01/09/2013 I was intending to train on Thursday, but as my gf had a bad day at work, I stayed at home so we could go out for a meal (as I've said many times before, BJJ is great fun,...
by Slidey's Training Log on Sep 3, 2013

25/08/2013 - Study Hall (Breaking & Passing Closed Guard)

Class #519 Gracie Barra Bristol, (BJJ), Study Hall, Bristol, UK - 25/08/2013 Fairly small turn-out today, but still enough for me to get in plenty of drilling on passing the closed guard with a couple of different training partners. The first thing...
by Slidey's Training Log on Aug 26, 2013

21/08/2013 - Private (Closed Guard Break & Leg Pin Pass)

Class #518 - Private #014 Gracie Barra Bristol, (BJJ), Dónal Carmody, Bristol, UK - 21/08/2013 I originally was considering doing some more work on closed guard sweeps for today's private lesson, but yesterday's sparring reminded me that my ability...
by Slidey's Training Log on Aug 22, 2013

15/06/2013 - Fabio Santos BJJ (San Diego, USA)

Class #504 Fabio Santos (BJJ), Fabio Santos, San Diego, CA, USA - 15/06/2013 Like the Gracie Academy, Fabio Santos has also been present for much of BJJ's global expansion. His teaching in the US dates back to at least 1983. He was running classes...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jun 21, 2013

BJJ Globetrotter Christian Graugart Seminar: Wrestling from Guard and Upper Body Control in Passing

Christian Graugart in a shiny white belt :) Christian Graugart, aka the BJJ Globetrotter, visited the North West of England recently. He was here with his brother to watch the Manchester United v Manchester City football game and while he was in...
by The Part Time Grappler on Apr 10, 2013


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