While many different strategies and tactics make up the guard passing dichotomy, two prominent styles are employed in modern BJJ: pressure passing and agility passing. Pressure passing has typically been favored by those who have more body mass, while agile passers tend to use speed and quickness to make up for what they lack in size.
It’s all in the grips! No, seriously… If you want to do just about anything in BJJ, it has to start – and finish – with proper gripping. So, anything you can learn about it will be extra useful.
For example, if you learn to use the upside-down C grip while passing Open Guard, you’ll gain a big advantage against your opponent!
Owen Livesey demonstrates how to use the upside-down C grip in one guard passing variation:
Dominate The Top Game In All Aspects And Start Moving And Attacking With Confident With This Series From Judo Black Belt And BJJ Black Belt Owen Livesey.
- All matches start standing, so begin by learning the proper ways to hand-fight to gain the advantage right off the bat.
- Dive in to a series of takedowns by utilizing the snap down, fireman’s carry, Sumi Gaeshi, and so much more.
- Work diligently to learn how to effectively pass a seated guard using the Toreando pass and grips like the upside down C grip.