Guard Pass

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

Video: AVI [788K] of the technique.

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.

guard1.jpg - 32,14 K  GT (guy on top) will pass the guard of GB (guy on bottom). GT takes a grip in the top of the hip, and the other on the gi near the top of the chest of GB.
guard2.jpg - 36,53 K  GT in base (if you don't have your base, don't stand up) will stand up and
guard3.jpg - 39,62 K  the grip on the chest will move to the top and inside of the opponent's knee
guard4.jpg - 38,09 K  ...pushing down on the opponent's knee to break the guard
guard5.jpg - 37,02 K  He will push the knee to the floor,
guard6.jpg - 39,67 K  and slide his other hand underneath the opposite leg of GB, while dropping to one knee (the same side as the hand that goes under the leg).
guard7.jpg - 38,02 K  Then GT will get a grip on the collar of the gi with the hand that wrapped under the leg to keep GB from rolling to all fours.
guard8.jpg - 36,46 K  GT will then close his elbow on the hand that has the grip on the collar, lower his hips, and switch his other grip from the knee to the opposite arm of GB.
guard9.jpg - 41,69 K  Just the details.
guard10.jpg - 39,36 K  The final position should be like this. Remeber to use your knee to avoid the hood of the opponent. See the video to see the technique in action.

This information was originally published on, a web site created by James "Calango" Love, Cláudio Moreno, and Felipe Moreno. Page downloaded on Sat Jun 29 19:49:06 PDT 2002.
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