Guard pass
(Top of 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 start in my opponent's closed guard. Fist I begin by getting a strong upright posture, my base is wide and my hands are gripping my opponent's gi pants.

I then place my right knee between my opponent's legs and extend my arms outward while creating downward pressure; this action opens my opponent's guard.
Once I have the guard open I take my left arm and wrap it around my opponent's right leg and secure a grip on the left side of his pants. I do the same thing on the other side.
After I have secured my opponent's legs I extend my legs back, placing my weight atop my opponent's torso.
I then begin to walk to the side, keeping constant pressure the whole time.
If my opponent defends the pass by pushing on my hips, I jump to the other side.
After I have bypassed his defense I continue walking to his side. Once at his side I take my left hand and reach behind his head to create pressure on his upper body so he cannot sit up or push away.
I then release his pants with my right hand and secure a strong side control.

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