Ah, pressure… The good ol’ and tested way for making people uncomfortable and open to submission attacks in Jiu-Jitsu.
Think quick: what are some of the things that you are not doing right now – that you should be doing – and that would be extremely useful to your success in BJJ?
Yeah, using pressure probably wasn’t the first thing that came to mind.
When you finally establish a dominant position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… The point isn’t “just” to keep your opponent there.
No. You should also be thinking of ways to make them as uncomfortable as possible.
That, at least, is Bernardo Faria‘s BJJ philosophy.
Watch the video below to find out more about this philosophy, as well as to see it in action:
You should have a look at Bernardo Faria’s ‘Battle Tested Pressure Passing Series‘: You Don’t Need To Be Young, Strong Or Fast To Use Bernardo Faria’s Method.Bernardo puts both knees on the mat when he passes. This is because when you are on the knees you shut down most of the guards including: De La Riva Guard, Berimbolo, Single Lex X Guard, X Guard, Worm Guard…
This is “Old Man” Guard passing at its finest.
Hence, on your knees everyone has the same athleticism.