How Did Nicky Rod Pass Felipe Pena’s Guard at ADCC?

How Did Nicky Rod Pass Felipe Pena’s Guard at ADCC?

Last weekend, after a hard-fought match, Nicky Rod beat Felipe Pena at the 2022 ADCC semifinals (+99kg division)… All thanks to points gained on the Body Lock Pass, which sliced through Pena’s seemingly impassable guard.

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.

Body lock passes were the most effective passes at this year’s ADCC. When used correctly, it’s very hard to stop.
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.”

But how did Nicky do it? He breaks it down 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.