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This Simple Knee Slice Variation Works Great Against Defensive Opponents

The Knee Slice Pass is the bread and butter technique for many BJJ athletes. It works remarkably well with other passes and it offers you a chance to stay tight to your opponent while passing...

How To Finish The Knee Cut Pass Against A Knee Shield?

Are you a Half Guard and Knee Shield kind-of-a-Jiujiteiro? That’s awesome! It means that you’re playing a BJJ game that the majority of athletes choose not to play – which puts you...

Lasso Guard No More – Here’s How To Smash It (By Andrew Wiltse)

The Lasso Guard can be an incredibly difficult position to get out from in BJJ… Passing the guard of a much larger opponent can sometimes be a difficult task. However, if it’s done right, you...

The Toreando Pass Drill You Should Be Doing Every Day

The Toreando Pass is one of the first guard passes you learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… And you ought to drill it to perfection. The toreando is a speed-based pass in BJJ. It is named toreando,...

The Leg Drag From Stack Pass: A Superb Variation

Ever rolled with a person who’s really flexible and, no matter what you do, you can’t grab their collar while going for the Stack Pass? When that happens, you can go for the Leg Drag! The...

Body Lock Passing: Don’t Be Too Early… But Don’t Be Too Late, Either

Body Lock passing can be a great addition to your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skillset. Especially if you haven’t experimented with this passing style before; when you learn the proper setups and...

How To Pass Half Guard? Here’s A Super-Efficient Technique

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

Samuel Nagai Shows A Cool Way To Pass Spider Guard

The Spider Guard is a very effective type of guard in BJJ and has been heavily used since the late 1980’s. The spider guard is specific to the gi (kimono) but can also be used in a modified way in...

The Leg Pin: Step On Your Training Partner’s Leg & Pass Their Guard

Yeah, we know… It’s not easy being a fresh white belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Among other things, because there’s so, so much to learn. However, if you try to focus on learning the concepts...

Ever Tried These Details For Passing De La Riva Guard?

What the De La Riva Guard is, is an open guard. Usually it’s utilized when someone is doing standing passes. The reach makes De La Riva ideal for this type of situation. Other option for standing...

Here’s How To Setup A Knee Cut Pass Against Lasso Guard

Passing the guard of a much larger opponent can sometimes be a difficult task. However, if it’s done right, you will be in great shape to win the match. One thing that we have talked about in past...

You’ll Use This Over-Under Throwby Pass Counter All The Time

We agree. Guard Retention isn’t exactly the coolest thing you could do or practice in Jiu-Jitsu. But no matter how “uncool” it may be, it’s still an extremely vital part of your BJJ...

These Details Make The Knee Cut From Half Guard Impossible

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

Having Trouble Passing Half Guard? Start Using Submission Threats

Uhhh, soooo… You’ve been training BJJ for a bit, and there is (still) this one thought that keeps troubling you: position or submission? Should you go for the position first, before you attempt a...

How To Use The “Upside-Down C Grip” In Guard Passing – Owen Livesey Demonstrates

While many different strategies and tactics make up the guard passing dichotomy, two prominent styles are employed in modern BJJ: pressure passing and agility passing. Pressure passing has typically...

Counter The Opponent’s Leg Attack With This Sneaky Back Take

Ah, the Heel Hook… Every submission grappler’s dream and nightmare at the same time – it just depends whether you’re on the giving or the receiving end of it. However, if your Heel Hook...

Use This Body Lock Pass Whenever Your Opponent Has An Underhook In Half Guard

If you’ve been following the pro BJJ scene, you may noticed many top grapplers having incredible success with a certain type of pass: The bodylock pass which is also known as the double over pass....

The Anchor Hand Principle – Extremely Useful For Preventing A Stack Pass

Stack passes are one of the most common types of guard passes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; no doubt that you have a training partner or two who give you trouble with them. And if you don’t know how...

Side Smash Your Way To Side Control With This Easy Pass

If you have been doing BJJ for any length of time you have asked yourself this question! Rickson Gracie once said, “the guard is the heart and soul of jiu jitsu”. If you haven’t already...

Surprise Bigger and Stronger Opponents with a Flying Knee Cut Pass by Lucas Lepri

Passing the guard of a much larger opponent can sometimes be a difficult task. However, if it’s done right, you will be in great shape to win the match. One thing that we have talked about in past...

This Kneebar From The Body Lock Is Extremely Efficient

Are you someone who’s really into Body Lock guard passing? And you’re also a real fan of Leg Locks? Well, then you’re in for a treat: as there’s a surprisingly easy and...

How Did Nicky Rod Pass Felipe Pena’s Guard at ADCC?

Last weekend, after a hard-fought match, Nicky Rod beat Felipe Pena at the 2022 ADCC semifinals (+99kg division)… All thanks to points gained on the Body Lock Pass, which sliced through...

Switching Sides & Beating Frames Is Very Important In Pressure Passing – Here’s How To Do It

Pressure passing is one of the hardest guard passes to deal with. If your opponent knows what they are doing, it is a real nightmare… Anybody who watches the IBJFF black belt divisions knows...

Do You Know This Basic Pass to Side Control? Gordon Ryan Demonstrates

If you have been doing BJJ for any length of time you have asked yourself this question! Rickson Gracie once said, “the guard is the heart and soul of jiu jitsu”. If you haven’t already...