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This week in fundamentals, we learned how to pass the guard. I had struggled with this move during sparring, and I believe other blue belts struggle too.  When sparring against an experienced jiu jitsu opponent, passing the guard shouldn’t be easy. Because I would aggressively try to force this move,  I was triangle choked and arm bared. I know that when I was using to much strength, I wasn’t following jiu jitsu philosphy.  Sometimes, I just couldn’t break the leg grip.   What to do?   I needed the legs to open in order to pass the guard.  I should have stopped attacking and play defense.  Posture back and make the opponent, whose in offense, the guard, make the moves.  Strip the grip. Wait for them to open the legs then execute the move. This move would require some patience. Passing the guard wasn’t an easy move against a knowledgeable jiu jitsu opponent.

So, with Passing the guard technique, it was important to know of pre passing the guard strategy, defense against offense.  Also,  It wasn’t necessary to grab the collar duing passing the guard. Chopping the thighs was a safer technique and then stacking. I felt grabbing the collar was getting me choked out or stuck.

Remember:

1) Offense verses Defense. When in the opponent’s guard, make the opponent work a move. The more they attempted a move, the more likely the legs would open.

2) In a street fight, use strikes to the head to trick opening of legs. Pass the guard.

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