Passing the guard of a much larger opponent can sometimes be a difficult task. However, if it’s done right, you will be in great shape to win the match. One thing that we have talked about in past articles over and over is the fact that we need to use mobility to our advantage. Trying to pass the guard of our opponent while our mobility is limited will be extremely difficult, so being able to quickly change direction and weight distribution is super important.
Remember, we want to avoid any locked or consolidated positions when going against larger opponents. Passing from the open guard is definitely ideal, because it gives us the best potential for movement, as well as a wide array of options for guard passes. The open guard is literally the best place to pass from against a bigger and stronger opponent. You are starting from a completely un-entangled position, where you can use your speed, mobility, and initiative to blitzkrieg your opponent.
The Leandro Lo Knee cut from de la riva guard is one of the most powerful passes in Jiu Jitsu, yet very few people actually know the small details to make it work.
This type of knee cut is so powerful because it’s so unpredictable and it prevents your opponent from being able to lasso or defend.
In this video, Jon Thomas shows two variations of the Leandro Lo pass and all the small details that make the pass work.He shows how to defeat the De la Riva which is an important skill in Jiu Jitsu:
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