here are some tricks to get you on your feet and keep you there
The lockdown can really slow you down if you don’t know how to deal with it. In this video I demonstrate how to break it and use a lapel to pass the guard.
Here is a way to pass the X guard. I think the most important detail here is to place all your weight on your front foot so that you are able to balance as you circle your back foot around his legs and away from him.
Before I learned this pass, I had to wait until an opponent made a move from here in order to pass this guard. With this pass, no more. Pay special attention to the order in which I break grips
I have never had a lot of success with escapes from north south until this one. The main escape we see is to throw your legs over your opponents head to take his back, and to be honest, I never have had that flexibility.
The movement I show here requires very little flexibility and is high percentage. Let me know if it works for you.
Early on in the gi, I struggled to pass this gi open guard. Don’t spend years putting together the information like I did, and take advantage of the tips here
One of the hardest guards to deal with is the tripod guard. The guard keeps you off balance and in constant danger. This video will show you how to recompose your base and move towards the leg drag. Let me know how it works for you
Here I show how to escape the head and arm position from turtle. Pay special attention to when this is used versus the peek out.
here is a great way to keep an opponent flat while attacking the arm Let me know if it’s working for you.
Defending your guard from the leg weave pass is an extremely difficult task for a beginner. Here I demonstrate how to do that, and if you watch until the end you will pick up some more details on how to better defend your guard