If you’re passing Open Guard, getting into the Headquarters position is a great option – from which you’ll have a lot of opportunities to pass.
This style which always starts from a Headquarters Position which dismantles all types modern guards (DLR, lasso, Spider) & leglock threats. You can combine these passes with submissions which always confuses the opponent.
Knowing how to create pressure is a skillset that is acquired after years of training. You don’t need to use strength to apply and create pressure. It is more about relaxing your body (which makes it heavier) and knowing when to place it on top of your opponent’s leg, hip or body.
When you have an effective pressure passing game, you can turn every fight to your advantage, and use a style that smashes through to dominant positions (mount, back).
Here’s how to use the Headquarters position to your advantage, as demonstrated by Nick Salles and Daniel Maira:
Precision Top Game Passing With The Most Crushing Top Pressure You Could Ever Imagine: It Is Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible: From The Only American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA World Champion Ever.
- Master the pressure passing style and smash your way through guards with IBJJF World Champion and current Bellator World Middleweight Champion Rafael Lovato Jr.
- The grappling legend shows the pressure passing secrets he uses to dismantle modern guards and attack with passes and submissions.