When you’re the top player in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match, it’s usually going to be you who’s going to control the pace of the bout. However, if the bottom player knows what he’s doing, he’s going to pressure you into engagement… Which means that he’ll get favorable grips and control sometimes as well. For instance, he may establish the De La Riva Guard – after which he’ll go for the Sit-Up Guard and the various setups from there.
So you’re trying to pass your opponent’s seated guard, perhaps with a Knee Slide Pass…
If so, then you’ve got to understand the importance of using an underhook.
John Danaher demonstrates how to set up and use an underhook against a seated opponent:
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