Body Lock passing can be a great addition to your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skillset. Especially if you haven’t experimented with this passing style before; when you learn the proper setups and techniques, you’ll find it ludicrous how many opportunities will open up.
However, you also have to learn when to utilize this passing style. Nicky Rodriguez explains:
With Body Lock passing, it’s important to know how to set it up properly. But it’s also as important to know when to go. In-between movements…
Anytime we have an opponent from being supine (laying down) to sitting up or when you push them backwards and they’re pushing off the mat – that’s when it’s a great idea to initiate attacking with a Body Lock pass.
To begin Body Lock Passing your training partner or opponent, you first have to create some space between their arms and torso/waist – so you can wrap your hands around it.
The lateral knee push is a fantastic way to create that opening. Nicky Rodriguez demonstrates it on the video below:
Body Lock Your Way Through The Guard With This Step-By-Step Approach To The Pass With B-Team Co-Founder & ADCC Finalist Nick Rodriguez’s Signature “Rody Lock” System For Grapplers Of All Levels.
- Learn the foundations of body lock passing with Nick’s explanation of the grips, pressure, and controls you need to start the attack.
- Go step by step through the pass with Nick’s advice on forcing half guard or beating the legs to get to dominant passing positions.