If there is one area of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that’s almost as exciting as its submissions are, it’s the Guard Passes! Guard passing has so many different forms and variations to it – such as pressure and explosiveness-based passes – that you can wrap your head around it for the entirety of your BJJ lifetime… And never get bored of it, nor out of options to drill and become good at!
But it’s precisely this colorful aspect of guard passing that makes it quite difficult, too. There’s so much to choose from in the guard pass buffet!
This video by BJJ black belt Jon Thomas does a quick breakdown of a good response against almost every initial guard position your opponent can be in when you approach the guard.
When you pass guard, it’s important to not get too focused on one guard passing technique, but instead you should focus on having an option for every response your opponent can have. By doing this, you will be more flexible in your movement and not get stuck trying to force a move that isn’t there.
Here are key guard passing points that will help you improve, no matter the guard passing style you choose.
Learn The “Automatic Game Over” Pass That The Best BJJ Competitor Of All Time Uses To Destroy Ever Guard: Buchecha’s signature Folding Pass System.
- It’s simple – anyone can do it and you don’t need flexibility or size to use Buchecha’s folding pass.
- Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is a 13-time world champion, a record number of titles.