If you have been doing BJJ for any length of time you have asked yourself this question! Rickson Gracie once said, “the guard is the heart and soul of jiu jitsu”. If you haven’t already noticed, the guard is where you’ll be spending most of your time on the mat. Whether you are fighting off your back or trying to pass, the guard is one of the most intricate and in-depth positions in the art of jiu jitsu.
Being stuck in Half Guard can be extremely frustrating. Especially when you really want to pass your opponent and submit them. So, if you aren’t really able to do that on a consistent basis, perhaps it’s time to learn the following basic pass to Side Control.
Gordon Ryan demonstrates it on the video below:
A Black Belt under the legendary Renzo Gracie, Shawn Williams is one of the great BJJ instructors of a generation.
- Master this no gi passing system with the body lock as the centerpiece to develop a truly dynamic top game, and add dozens of high efficiency techniques to your toolbox.
- Learn proper smash passing fundamentals, body lock gold, leg pummeling secrets, and more from the man that’s been a balck belt for nearly two decades and came up alongside some of BJJ’s most acclaimed icons, like John Danaher and Ricardo Almeida.