Summersault Guard Pass

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Courtesy Rebecca Motte and

Instructor: Relson Gracie and Jay Dennis

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.

Relson Gracie is in Jay Dennis's guard

Relson Gracie stands to break Jay's guard.

Relson repositions his hands to control Jay's legs. Holding Jay's knees, Relson presses Jays legs down to the ground.

Relson presses his head down onto Jay's stomach

Relson pushes off with his feet and jumps over Jay. Relson maintains control of Jay's legs as he goes over

As Relson lands he "bridges" his hips.

As soon as his feet touch the ground, Relson takes his right leg over rotating to side mount position. He maintains pressure with his head on Jay's stomach and continues to control Jay's legs.

Relson secures the side mount position.

Relson switches his grip with his right arm to control Jay's left shoulder. Relson's left hand lifts up on Jay's right shoulder.

Relson "switches" his legs by sitting through with his right leg, this lifts Jay's right shoulder and puts Relson in a position for an arm bar.

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