Open Guard Pass Ankle Hooking Defense
- on Oct 23, 2012
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In this video I show a defense for when your opponent hooks your ankles and pushes you away with their hips. This is a very basic sweep and you will see it a lot as you progress through the ranks.
The best part about this defense is it is simple and very few people have seen it.
The driving force behind this move is a strong squeeze with the knees. Notice that I trap the knees between my thighs by leaning forward when I'm getting swept. This is a natural movement anyway and often people w
In this video I show a very simple and effective Seated Guard Pass for gi and no gi. This move is SUPER effective and one of the most underused moves in BJJ. It looks a lot like a leg drag, which is very popular right now, but has some added control because you are getting control of the hand as well. This is very sneaky because the grip starts with the hands. Most often people go straight to dominating the legs. I teach my students that the legs are pathways to the hips and we can use that watch video >>
In this video I show my number 1 Open Guard pass for both gi and no gi. There are two really important aspects to this move. 1. The Lemur Monkey and 2. distribution of your weight in the Motorcycle position. When attempting this move it is important to lead with your pelvis and control your opponents ankles. Make sure to reference the video and see the spacing and how I prevent getting swept. The enforcement of this space while maintaining a good Lemur Monkey can be very difficult and r watch video >>
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In this video I show a defense for when your opponent is leg riding you or performing the tackle pass.
The first step in this technique is to disregard your normal instinct to be "nice". You need to remember that we practice a combat sport and that sometimes being "nice" will get you into a lot of trouble.
This is one of those times. More times than I can count I have seen people get into this position and use their hands to push on their opponents shoulder and hip. This drives me absol watch video >>
In this video I show the important concepts surrounding the Lapel Punch Pass.
If you watch the video you will notice that I do a couple of things differently. One of the things that I do differently involves staggering my hand grips with the lapels. This allows you to stuff the choking hand and have more success with the pass/submission.
Take note at how my hands are positioned. It is very important to have your thumbs facing your chest when taking these grips. This is contrary to the watch video >>
In this video I show a very simple stacking defense for the armbar. There are multiple different ways to defend but I enjoy showing this to beginners because it is a defense that you can use when you didn't see the setup for the armbar coming and your opponent already has their angle and their hips out. Make sure when you stack your opponent up you get your knee as close as possible to your opponents ear and you post your back leg at an angle so that your knee is against your opponents lower b watch video >>
In this video I show a very basic yet effective Butterfly Guard Pass, The Egg Cracker. I really love teaching this pass to beginners because it focuses on the spatial control and good base. The first thing that needs to be stressed in Butterfly Guard is creating distance between you and your opponent, dominating their legs by squeezing your knees and flattening out your opponent. All of these are present in this pass! The first thing part of this pass is making sure that you have a strong ba watch video >>
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In this video I show a basic Butterfly Guard Pass called Control The Ankle and Flatten Out. I learned this when I was a white belt and I still use the concepts a lot in my passing game. The idea of controlling your opponents legs with one arm by gripping the far pant leg and then flattening out will be an invaluable skill to have at the higher levels. The first, and most overlooked piece, is to bring your opponents ankles close to their butt and then to squeeze with your knees. I will almost watch video >>
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