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BJJ Techniques

BJJ Crucifix Position

The crucifix is a good way to take your opponent’s grips out in the equation. It allows the player to get submissions such as chokes simply because of the lack of hands that defend the neck. However, the crucifix is also a good entry for wrist lock and armbars. Some setups are even subtle. What …

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Lasso Guard

Lasso Guard is often used not only during spider guard but also with other types of guards. It can be a good way to add a layer to your Dela Riva guard, or when you opt to play a collar and sleeve guard. The lasso can serve a different purpose depending on the situation. The …

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Long Step Pass

The long step pass is a staple in today’s modern passing sequence. It has been developed mainly by Terere and is now a standard passing procedure for different guards. It can be used against Dela Riva, Reverse Dela Riva, or even against X guard. Long step pass pertains to anything that involves your leg stepping …

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Toreando Pass

Known as the bull fighter pass, toreando passing is probably the first pass that you’ve learned from your academy. This passing sequence is easy to understand for beginners to advanced practitioners. And on top of that, it is a high percentage pass that can be used across all belts. However, over the years, toreando passing …

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Smash Passing BJJ

Smash pass has gained popularity in recent years because of the development of complicated guards. Complicated guards made it difficult to just go for a regular toraendo pass from the get-go. So what exactly is the smash pass? The smash pass can pertain to different things. It is commonly used to pertain to the leg …

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Knee Cut Pass

Knee cut passing is a staple passing sequence regardless if you are small or if you are someone who belongs to the higher weight divisions. It can keep the opponent planted as you work to bypass the legs, not to mention it can be combined with other passing options. There are different versions of knee …

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The Donkey Guard

Jiu jitsu and respect go hand in hand. Over the years, the sport evolved and has become more casual. However, with its evolution comes approaches that more traditional practitioners consider disrespectful. One of which is the donkey guard that was developed by Jeff Glover. The donkey guard originated as an approach to elicit a crowd …

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Stack Passing

Stack passing was the dominant passing sequence of the 1990s and even to some extent in the early to mid-2000s. With guard play not as complex as to what it is today, stack passing was the go-to strategy of old school competitors. Pin the hips on the mat and be able to get rid of …

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Collar and Sleeve Guard

As the progression of BJJ involved a mixture of different guards, the collar sleeve guard is no exception. The configuration of legs can be a mix of Dela Riva, Spider, Lasso, Reverse Dela Riva, and at times a combination of both Dela Riva and Spider. Before we dive deeper into the possible sweeps and submissions …

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Reverse De La Worm Guard

Lapel guards developed by Keenan Cornelius changed how guard players approached the game. The worm system allowed guard players to contain explosive passers and even tire them down given the ability of the worm guard system to control the posture with minimal changes in grips. Reverse Dela Worm guard is a progression that has been …

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