Crossed Knee Guard Pass

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By ClŠudio Moreno and Andres Lenta

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.

Crossed Knee Guard Pass Technique - Image 1 
This position starts with your opponent ( opp ) doing the seated guard (butterfly guard), trying to sweep you with the hand on your belt.
Crossed Knee Guard Pass Technique - Image 2 
First thing to do is to balance your body, moving your opp back to the ground.
Crossed Knee Guard Pass Technique - Image 3 
After putting his back close to or on the ground, release one of his hooks (the left foot in this case).
Crossed Knee Guard Pass Technique - Image 4 
Put your knee inside his guard, crossing it to the ground and at the same time you are going to put your hand under your opp arm - clinch your opp. This arm is the opposite arm that your knee is crossed. In this case, ClŠudio's right knee is crossed over Andres's right leg, so ClŠudio uses his right arm under Andres's left arm.
Crossed Knee Guard Pass Technique - Image 5 
Here is a detailed picture showing the next Step.
Crossed Knee Guard Pass Technique - Image 6 
Hold the opp's collar or the sleeve with the hand that is at the same side of the knee that is crossed (left hand in this case) and keep crossing the knee until your leg is totally out your opp's guard
Crossed Knee Guard Pass Technique - Image 7 
Put your head below your opp's chin. With that you will make your opp forget about his guard and he will allow your leg to escape from his guard and at the same time with your head under his chin it will keep him from moving his hips out.
Crossed Knee Guard Pass Technique - Image 8 
Just another angle/view of the last step.
Crossed Knee Guard Pass Technique - Image 9 
If you did everything right you are now at the side mount. Now adjust the Immobilization.

This information was originally published on InTheGuard.com, a web site created by James "Calango" Love, Cláudio Moreno, and Felipe Moreno. Page downloaded on Sat Jun 29 22:18:28 PDT 2002.
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