When you start training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, you quickly learn about the positional hierarchy, which is the core concept of this martial art. If you can get to positions such as the back, mount, or side control, you can control your opponent and attack him with submissions. Nonetheless, once you start facing better opponents, you quickly realize that getting and holding a dominant position can be quite hard and exhausting. It is common for good opponents to use their guard against you, off-balancing you and compromising your position, which may lead to you being submitted or swept.
Need some quick, yet in-depth tips on passing guard in Jiu-Jitsu?
Then make sure to watch the video below!
John Danaher explains how to pass any BJJ guard:
A Black Belt under the legendary Renzo Gracie, Shawn Williams is one of the great BJJ instructors of a generation.
- Master this no gi passing system with the body lock as the centerpiece to develop a truly dynamic top game, and add dozens of high efficiency techniques to your toolbox.
- Learn proper smash passing fundamentals, body lock gold, leg pummeling secrets, and more from the man that’s been a balck belt for nearly two decades and came up alongside some of BJJ’s most acclaimed icons, like John Danaher and Ricardo Almeida.