Passing the guard: a complete breakdown of 37 BJJ guard passes

The guard is the essence of BJJ. It’s the position from which weaker opponents have been known to subdue larger ones, and for years it was an enigma few fighters could figure out. Today in MMA as well as in BJJ, a countless variety of techniques for passing the guard have been developed to both get out of the guard, and to get into a more dominant position from which to subdue your opponent.

The video below shows nearly every passing the guard technique you could possibly need, 37 in total, demonstrating the passes for the most common guards seen in competition including: closed, open, de la riva, reverse de la riva, butterfly, half guard, deep half guard, spider guard, and 50/50 guard. Just pick a couple you feel you can perform at your best, and drill them until they become automatic.

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