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The over under pressure is one of the hardest guard passes to deal with. If your opponent knows what they are doing, it is a real nightmare…
Anybody who watches the IBJFF black belt divisions knows Bernardo Faria. They also know his awesome, pressure style of passing that he uses to dominate his opponents. His signature pass is the over-under pass. He uses it to pass even the toughest of guards.
The over under is a high percentage guard pass it does have weaknesses. One of the most common way of countering is the head push. When you redirect the opponent’s head, you can completely unravel the pass, and you put the passer in a different passing lane, which gives you the opportunity to escape your hips and recompose. The head push is probably the most common way to defend the pass, but it is itself easy to counter…
In this great video, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion and Evolve Instructor Gamal Hassan breaks down all you need to know about over-under guard passing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
- Bernardo Faria is a 5x Black Belt World Champion.
- Bernardo is infamous for his over/under pass that he has utilized countless times at the highest levels.