The Old School “Under The Leg Guard Pass” – Do You Think It Works Today?

The Old School “Under The Leg Guard Pass” – Do You Think It Works Today?

Roy Harris is an accomplished American martial artist, known in the Brazilian jiu jitsu world for being a black belt under Joe Moreira and is often (wrongly) mentioned as a part of the “BJJ Dirty Dozen“, the first group of 12 non Brazilian men to have been distinguished with the rank of black belt in this grappling style. Roy Harris is also known as one of the first instructors to publicly publish a formal testing criteria for jiu jitsu, formalizing his promotion tests from white belt to black belt.

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Roy Harris his infamous smash pass: the single underhook pass. This technique uses a tremendous amount of pressure.

The basic single underhook pass is one of the most simple but devastating techniques in Jiu-Jitsu. It may look like your setting yourself up for a triangle choke, when you are really just baiting your opponent to pass or stack his guard and submit.

The Under The Leg Guard Pass is an old school one… But do you think it works today?

Watch it on the video below, try it out, and decide for yourself:

A more detailed explanation:

Learn To Apply Precise Pressure In Efficient Ways From A Wide Range Of Positions With Roy Harris!

  • Multi-decade black belt Roy Harris shares essential details on HOW to apply precise pressure from a wide range of positions.
  • Understand how to use pressure to completely shut down your opponents’ guard leaving little option for submissions or sweeps.
  • Develop a higher guard passing success rate by learning to apply shoulder pressure from side control in a way that leaves no option to retain their guard.