Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Plainfield, IL.
Those are all great ways to pass the gaurd but they all have counters which can lead to you being swept or submitted. The first and most important step that you all are missing is controlling your opponents arms by grabbing them at the bicep and extending them and making sure your elbows are on the floor. Simultaneously, you want to drop all your weight on his CHEST staying LOW to the ground. This pretty much disables all his attacks. I need to point out that if your opponent tries any kind of escapes by using his legs he will have to open his gaurd from which you can easily pass by putting your L-Knee on the top of his R-Thigh and pinning that leg so that you can bring your back leg (R-leg)over his, followed by your L-leg. This knee technique prevents you from being caught in half gaurd. Now if he's doesnt try to escape you have bought yourself some time to decide which technique your going to apply without having the threat of your opponent attacking you. If you have trouble getting your oppnts arms distract him with a neck crank or choke first then grab his biceps.
I love MARCELO GARCIA'S gaurd pass bc it works so beautiful on any body type and leads to submission. From the above position, you basically pin an arm(Left) on the floor at the wrist with your R-Hand, post your head on Opnts chest and stand on your two feet (Tripod position). Now reach under his body with your L-Hand and grab his L-Wrist (Its easier to do if you take a step or two to the right with your R-Foot followed by your L-foot). You now have his L-Hand pinned behind his back by your L-Hand. Grab behind his head with your right and stand/squat. With your right hand break his gaurd(Legs) by pushing down on his L-Knee. You now broke his gaurd and he falls but don't let go of his L-hand behind his back. Its your choice on what position you want. You can mount, side mount, scarf hold, get his back, or better yet just submit him by grabbing behind his head with your R-Hand and pulling his arm up behind his back for the tap!!! Remember you have to DRILL this just like any other move so you can do it quickly and smoothly. Many opponents swear I'm on steriods bc of the LEVERAGE this technique gives ME!! I hope you guys find this helpful bc its one of the safest and best passes I know besides one other that I may have to charge you for. LOL just joking!!!
Last edited by RUGBERN; 11-10-2007 at 03:19 PM.