Basic Leg on Shoulder Guard Pass

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By BJJ.Org Featured Contributor Michael Jen

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.

  1. Having uncrossed his opponent's ankles, Michael pins the right leg to the ground.
  2. Reaching underneath his opponent's left leg, Michael grips the back of the opponent's neck and drives his weight froward while keeping his hips down and head up.
  3. Keeping the weight on his opponent's upper chest and hamstring, Michael walks around to the side.
  4. Michael pushes his chest forward to clear the leg and establishes side control.

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