There are a number of ways to pass an Open Guard. However, when the absolute basics of guard passing are considered, it’s all very simple; it’s just a matter of understanding the underlying Up-Down-Left-Right pattern of movement.
If you can connect a guard pass with a submission technique immediately… You will have a high chance of tapping your training partner out.
What’s one of the best defenses against the Spider Guard?
Yup, that’s right – it’s the Toreando Pass!
Here’s a detailed breakdown on doing the Toreando Pass against the Spider Guard.
Gordon Ryan demonstrates:
Gordon “The King” Ryan Puts On The Gi To Teach A Series Of Highly-Effective Passes Like Only He Can, With Systems For Success That Grapplers Of Any Belt Can Use.
- Attack the gi guard with Gordon’s coaching on how to neutralize and pass the spider guard with toreandos.
- Build a gi-specific loose passing system with Gordon’s combinations of long steps, toreando, x pass, and more for side to side pressure.