Archive for January, 2019

805BJJ Class 172: guard passing principles

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Happy 2019! First class of the new year! Mark taught this class, it it was about guard passing basics.

The technique he taught was to start your pass standing, step up and block the shin with your shin as you c-clamp their kneecap on the leg you’re blocking, pushing it forward to lock their hip. Your other hand holds their free foot to control it. From there, switch your grip to the pants at the knees, step back and straight arm their feet to the ground. With your elbows locked out, walk around them and tip their far leg away from you as you slide your knee into their hip to establish a locked side control.

I went in with sore ribs. They held up okay, but afterward they sure are tender. I’m going to let them settle for a couple days and re-evaluate.