Butterfly Guard Pass

From the top position in BJJ, the objective is to pass the opponent’s guard into a more dominant position. Depending on which type of guard defense the opponent uses, there are a wide range of guard passing techniques that can be employed. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa…

Taking The Back From Half Guard

From the top position in half guard, the most common attack is to pass the guard to obtain either side control or full mount. While this is effective, an advanced BJJ student also has the ability to vary their attack so as to remain unpredictable. In this video, BJJ World…

Guard Pass Dragging The Leg Variation

The leg drag guard pass is an effective technique for passing an opponent’s open guard. In this video, BJJ World Champion Alex Silva demonstrates a leg drag guard pass variation for when the opponent retains half guard.

Passing The Butterfly Guard

The butterfly guard is a versatile, more advanced open guard position that is most frequently used to off-balance and sweep an opponent. It is also used commonly in transition to other open guard and half guard positions, among others. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a method…

Guard Pass Controlling The Legs

When passing the guard it is important to control an opponent’s legs and hips to prevent them from regaining full guard. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a method for passing the half guard when an opponent blocks your initial attempt to establish side control.

Guard Pass Dragging The Leg

The leg drag guard pass is an effective technique for passing an opponent’s open guard. In this video, BJJ World Champion Alex Silva demonstrates a leg drag guard pass.

Guard Pass From Single Leg

An opponent will commonly attempt to gain a top position by using variations of the single takedown, starting from both sitting guard and standing positions. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a counter to the single leg sweep position used to pass the guard and obtain side…

Double Underhooks Pass To Clock Choke

The clock choke is an especially powerful choking technique that uses strong leverage and efficiency to add great pressure to the submission. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a clock choke submission starting from the double underhooks guard pass.

Single Leg Counter To Back Control

Back control is one of the most dominant positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There are many advanced methods for transitioning to the back that can catch your opponent by surprise. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a method for transitioning to back control as a counter to the…

Top Half Guard Position to Back Control

From the top position in half guard, the most common, or orthodox, attack is to pass the guard to obtain side control or full mount. However, an advanced BJJ student has the ability to mix the orthodox with the unorthodox in order to catch their opponent by surprise. In this…

50/50 Guard Escape

The 50/50 guard is a complex position that is very specific to sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and it occurs when both competitors choose to play from the guard at the same time. This somewhat controversial position strays from traditional BJJ teachings in that it has few, if any, realistic applications for…

Passing The De La Riva Guard To Side Control

The De La Riva guard is a form of open guard that is predominantly used in the gi to sweep a standing opponent. The specific position of the legs also opens up a number of leg lock submissions. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches a…

Passing The De La Riva Guard To Kimura Lock

The De La Riva guard is a form of open guard that is predominantly used in the gi to sweep a standing opponent. The specific position of the legs also opens up a number of leg lock submissions. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches a…

Passing The De La Riva Guard To Back Control

The De La Riva guard is a form of open guard that is predominantly used in the gi to sweep a standing opponent. The specific position of the legs also opens up a number of leg lock submissions. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches a…