In a Jiu-Jitsu match, you will typically spend 80% of the time passing the guard. This is why Jiu-Jitsu practitioners spend so much time practicing guard passing.
Rickson Gracie once said, “the guard is the heart and soul of jiu jitsu” so the guard is where you’ll be spending most of your time on the mat. Whether you are trying to pass or playing guard, there is no way to avoid the guard…
Have you ever felt hopeless about passing your training partner’s guard, and felt that you don’t really know what to do about it?
If you have, then the great John Danaher has some great concepts for passing any type of guard wether it be a spider guard, lasso, knee shield etc…
Key concepts for better guard passing:
– You Need To Be Knowledgeable of all Guard Positions
Know all types of guards that your opponents play. There is a solution for all of them. The more you know, the better you will be.
– You Need to Control the Legs and Kill the Hips
There is an old saying for guard passing. “Disrespect the legs” which means that you should bypass the legs and control the hips directly.
– Mix Up Standing vs. Kneeling Passing Styles
– Know your Preferred Guard Passing Style.
– Be a Relentless Guard Passer
The Greatest Passer In BJJ History Reveals His Complete System For Destroying The Best Guards In The World And Why He Hasn’t Lost A Match At Worlds in 6 Years!