Guard Pass
(Top of open guard, with gi)

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.

I begin standing in my opponent's open guard; I am controlling him by securing a grip on his gi pants at the ankle.
Next I step my left leg backwards, pin my opponent's right leg to the ground with my left hand, and reach my right arm under my opponent's left leg.
I then reach my right hand around and grab my opponent's right gi collar. Once I have done this I drive my weight forward, pressing my opponent's knee towards his face.
I continue pressing forward until my opponent's leg has passed to the side. Once I have passed the leg I press my chest and head into my opponent's torso creating as much downward pressure as possible. Throughout all these moves I do not release my grip on the pants.
I then slowly slide my body upward until I am chest to chest with my opponent.
I then secure a strong side control.

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