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learned this from a friend who was pretty serious in becoming an mma fighter, he moved to las vegas and we lost touch, however...

When we trained the best/most effective move he tought was how to pass someone's guard. I can't believe how easy it is to learn and apply, yet I have NEVER seen it done in an mma event.

Try this out and let me know how it works.

Get into someone's guard(them on their back with their legs around your waist, closed guard).
Tell them it is there goal to keep you in their guard, not to let you escape(this way you can determine it's effectiveness).

How it works:
Try to lift your head to creat some space/distance, with each of your elbows, place each elbow on the inner part of your opponents knee, and simply apply pressure.
You will immediatly have them open their guard, now it's up to you to determine if you want to jump to a side mount, stand, or try to obtain full mount.
I have found it's easier to get into side mount, but please, try this and let me know if you find any flaws.
 

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learned this from a friend who was pretty serious in becoming an mma fighter, he moved to las vegas and we lost touch, however...

When we trained the best/most effective move he tought was how to pass someone's guard. I can't believe how easy it is to learn and apply, yet I have NEVER seen it done in an mma event.

Try this out and let me know how it works.

Get into someone's guard(them on their back with their legs around your waist, closed guard).
Tell them it is there goal to keep you in their guard, not to let you escape(this way you can determine it's effectiveness).

How it works:
Try to lift your head to creat some space/distance, with each of your elbows, place each elbow on the inner part of your opponents knee, and simply apply pressure.
You will immediatly have them open their guard, now it's up to you to determine if you want to jump to a side mount, stand, or try to obtain full mount.
I have found it's easier to get into side mount, but please, try this and let me know if you find any flaws.
The defense for this is to grab the opponents elbows and keep them from digging into your legs.

This is a good way to break gaurd though...but not fool proof when you know the defense ;)

Good post :)
 

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^ very true , if you are training in a legit Jiu Jitsu class, the 1st thing the person in guard would do (if they know the basics) is grab and control you're wrists
 

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The better way in my opinion is to do it with one leg, You post out with lets say your right leg then you dig in the tigh with your right elbow without lifting your head from his chest. if he grabs your leg post back and you wont give up position, then start over. Once his guard is broken you slide your right leg through and you have half guard and work from there. less risky and very effective. I have never rolled with gi so i dont Know if it works there but it should.
 

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To break gaurd, make sure your control your opponents hips, if his hips can follow you, you will not be successful. Use one arm, to push on on his hips - be sure to keep your arm in tight to your body, trap his midsection to the mat, bring one knee to his center line (basically you will put one knee in under his butt with your knee being on his tailbone), while pushing his hips down and making sure that your head is up, back straight (proper posture is key), you will then twist your upper body like you are turning around to see who is behind you. When done properly, this will break his closed gaurd to open gaurd, and you can begin passing from there.
 

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Fighter said:
learned this from a friend who was pretty serious in becoming an mma fighter, he moved to las vegas and we lost touch, however...

When we trained the best/most effective move he tought was how to pass someone's guard. I can't believe how easy it is to learn and apply, yet I have NEVER seen it done in an mma event.

Try this out and let me know how it works.

Get into someone's guard(them on their back with their legs around your waist, closed guard).
Tell them it is there goal to keep you in their guard, not to let you escape(this way you can determine it's effectiveness).

How it works:
Try to lift your head to creat some space/distance, with each of your elbows, place each elbow on the inner part of your opponents knee, and simply apply pressure.
You will immediatly have them open their guard, now it's up to you to determine if you want to jump to a side mount, stand, or try to obtain full mount.
I have found it's easier to get into side mount, but please, try this and let me know if you find any flaws.
hmmm, thats the very first way we learned to pass guard LOL

They may or may not open their guard depending on how much the train that, we train it alot so it takes alot of pressure for me to open up once they open up you can either slip your knee and pass to half guard or you could under hook a leg and throw it over so that you land in side mount, a much mnore dominant position.
 

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The better way in my opinion is to do it with one leg, You post out with lets say your right leg then you dig in the tigh with your right elbow without lifting your head from his chest. if he grabs your leg post back and you wont give up position, then start over. Once his guard is broken you slide your right leg through and you have half guard and work from there. less risky and very effective. I have never rolled with gi so i dont Know if it works there but it should.
depends on how much the other guys knows, you dont want to leave your head on their chest thats a NO NO.

we also train a nice choke for when somone leaves their head on your chest like that.
 

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Evil said:
How does that go? is it rap your gi around his neck and squeeze. Like i said i know nothing of Gi jutsu
With the Gi, I think you are definitely baiting a collar choke in that position. I would probably imagine the most basic being either a cross-arm or thrusting collar choke. From their (depending on who you're rolling with) you may also fall victom to a number of clock chokes, or sleeve chokes. Hell... Even with the guys arms up around his ears, I could probably imagine you could adapt a variation on the Anaconda or Arm Triangle is they have a gi on.
 

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Guard passing

Passing the Guard

Passing the guard is one of the major tools one should have in his/her BJJ arsenal. If there was one skill to be obtained in BJJ, this would be the one!! If you can consistently pass someone¹s guard with ease, you will take so much away from their ability to control you. Add to this some good hold down skills

The principles and guidelines to passing the guard:

Principles and Guidelines:


Space

create space to uncross the opponent's ankles
no space while you¹re in the process of passing his guard

Weight

keep your weight centered on the opponent's upper torso while passing

Formula (this is a simple way to remember where you are in the process of passing )

Step one - establish base and posture
Step two - uncross the opponent's ankles
Step three - secure and control the opponent's hips
Step four - pass under or over the opponent's leg
NOTE: The above formula will work with or without a gi!

Once you understand these principles and guidelines, you can figure a lot of different ways to pass

When you begin to put the basic ways of passing the guard together into two and three technique combinations, the amount of energy you spend to pass will begin to decrease. When you can put five and six techniques together into a solid combination, now you¹re flowing. AND, when you can pass your opponent¹s guard and talk to another student about politics, mathematics or sports, while your in the process of passing their guard...............well, now you¹re REALLY flowin'!

from Roy Harris BJJ 101
 

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another good way is to simply straighten one leg out on an angle and as soon as u feel the other persons guard open underhook one or bot legs with both ur hands and just pause like u normally would from that position
 

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learned this from a friend who was pretty serious in becoming an mma fighter, he moved to las vegas and we lost touch, however...

When we trained the best/most effective move he tought was how to pass someone's guard. I can't believe how easy it is to learn and apply, yet I have NEVER seen it done in an mma event.

Try this out and let me know how it works.

Get into someone's guard(them on their back with their legs around your waist, closed guard).
Tell them it is there goal to keep you in their guard, not to let you escape(this way you can determine it's effectiveness).

How it works:
Try to lift your head to creat some space/distance, with each of your elbows, place each elbow on the inner part of your opponents knee, and simply apply pressure.
You will immediatly have them open their guard, now it's up to you to determine if you want to jump to a side mount, stand, or try to obtain full mount.
I have found it's easier to get into side mount, but please, try this and let me know if you find any flaws.
cupping the elbows will stop this
 

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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!!!
 

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Fighter said:
learned this from a friend who was pretty serious in becoming an mma fighter, he moved to las vegas and we lost touch, however...

When we trained the best/most effective move he tought was how to pass someone's guard. I can't believe how easy it is to learn and apply, yet I have NEVER seen it done in an mma event.

Try this out and let me know how it works.

Get into someone's guard(them on their back with their legs around your waist, closed guard).
Tell them it is there goal to keep you in their guard, not to let you escape(this way you can determine it's effectiveness).

How it works:
Try to lift your head to creat some space/distance, with each of your elbows, place each elbow on the inner part of your opponents knee, and simply apply pressure.
You will immediatly have them open their guard, now it's up to you to determine if you want to jump to a side mount, stand, or try to obtain full mount.
I have found it's easier to get into side mount, but please, try this and let me know if you find any flaws.
OK, this is really, really basic BJJ. While it's pretty bland, I also have to say that, for the guys who are serious about going into this sport (or grappling in general) as an amateur or a professional, this is a really good way to get caught in a hip sweep (or the kimura or guillotine that come off of the hip sweep) or scizzor sweep and end up mounted.

Personally, I prefer a standup pass for MMA or streetfighting. The technique is as follows:

1) pin your opponent down with one hand so he doesn't pop up into a rubber guard or pull your head down.

2) stand up and throw your hips forward, this will open your opponents guard.

3) proceed to pass or attack with strikes from there.

It allows for a few very basic counters and counter-counters. The first is that a BJJ fighter will try and drop his knees together, grab your heels and pull them back, tossing you onto your back. (it's a good sweep when it's used as the standing fighter throws his hips through). If your opponent does that, you can stack him by bringing his legs even with his shoulders and sprawling your feet back (which sets you up for a perfect pass) or dropping a knee on his face (if the rules allow).

The second counter is the bridge-under counter. Your opponent will bridge their back, trap one of your feet and attempt to bridge under and put you on your stomach. As they do this you have to do the following:

1) center yourself.

2) grab one, or both, of your opponents achilles tendons and start to control it in order to sink in the achilles lock.

3) sit on your opponent as they try and bridge out. this will set up a cool, almost professional wrestling style of leglock, and if you slip one of your knees in, you can start to work a leg isolation.

This is my personal favorite way to pass guard, and once you've done the standup guard break, there are a few cool passes (including spinning passes and folkstyle wrestling pins). I can go into detail about those for people who are curious.

I should also mention that if you do this pass right, keeping your elbows in and your upper body straight, you cannot be submitted. You don't give your opponent your arms and you keep your head out of choke position.

Good thread.
 

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This is a pretty basic guard pass, but definitely will work against people with limited grappling knowledge. My favorite way to break the guard involves standing up usually, or sticking my knee in their butt, or a combination of the two.
 

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wow I thought that was the most basic beginers pass that there was. The great thing is as soon as he grabs your "gi" and starts digging in, just grab an ankle and they immediatly let go. And alot of guys still wont release even if your digging in. Not a great guard pass IMO
 

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yea wen people do that to me i can just stand the pain long enough to grab their arms and if you do it with one arm thats just calling for a triangle
 

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Fighter said:
learned this from a friend who was pretty serious in becoming an mma fighter, he moved to las vegas and we lost touch, however...

When we trained the best/most effective move he tought was how to pass someone's guard. I can't believe how easy it is to learn and apply, yet I have NEVER seen it done in an mma event.

Try this out and let me know how it works.

Get into someone's guard(them on their back with their legs around your waist, closed guard).
Tell them it is there goal to keep you in their guard, not to let you escape(this way you can determine it's effectiveness).

How it works:
Try to lift your head to creat some space/distance, with each of your elbows, place each elbow on the inner part of your opponents knee, and simply apply pressure.
You will immediatly have them open their guard, now it's up to you to determine if you want to jump to a side mount, stand, or try to obtain full mount.
I have found it's easier to get into side mount, but please, try this and let me know if you find any flaws.
First, some people (like me) can take a lot of pressure on their inner thighs. Other people, especially newer people, immediately open up.

Lately, my strategy for dealing with this kind of pass is to keep my guard open. I've been working on keeping my guard open because I rely too much on controlling my opponent in my guard since it is really strong.
 

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This is a very effective guard pass for me when i roll. But i use one elbow and the other arm is used to control the opponents body so he cant reach my elbows with his hands properly.

You might say its not effective but im stronger than everyone ive rolled with and i think thats why its effective for me. I dont try to rip there thighs, i do it hard but patiently, the stronger guards usually can last around 5 seconds, but they all open after that. alot of the guys reach for my arms to pull it but they cant budge it.
 

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This is a very effective guard pass for me when i roll. But i use one elbow and the other arm is used to control the opponents body so he cant reach my elbows with his hands properly.

You might say its not effective but im stronger than everyone ive rolled with and i think thats why its effective for me. I dont try to rip there thighs, i do it hard but patiently, the stronger guards usually can last around 5 seconds, but they all open after that. alot of the guys reach for my arms to pull it but they cant budge it.
Once you start rolling with blue belts and higher, you will quickly realise relying on your strength will be detrimental to you. If you are stronger than everyone, you should focus even more on technique.
 
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