- Destroy legs
Saulo breaks down guard passing in two areas: Standing and on the ground.
- One foot forward one back. Elbow on knee. Elbow / knee combo acts as one.
- Lead leg puts pressure on legs. Pressure goes into legs not to side. Don't use arms, use the leg.
- Grip should be inside of knee (#7 from Roy's seminar)
Pass #1 (Toriani)
- Pressure from leg creates reaction
- From reaction sweep around
- Knee must be past their knee
- Don't release legs
Pass #2 (Over the Shoulder)
- From posture, if opponent's leg runs high and not hooked
- Slide elbow in and stack
- Over the shoulder pass
Pass #3 (101 pass)
- Opponent goes for half guard or x-guard
- Outside leg step away
- Knee goes perpendicular to opponent's body, not straight
- Keep elbow in, staying low
- Upper body drives into them, while lower body goes out
- Keep elbow and knee connected during pass
Pass #1 (vs. butterfly or open)
- Destroy one leg by hugging. Leg should be between mine.
- Switch arms. Arm under butt. Shoulder in hip
- Sprawl on leg
- Hip should be on knee
- Reverse Keysa
Pass #2 (opponent on side)
- Don't approach squared up, stay angled.
- Hook arm under top leg cupping the bottom thigh or knee
- Shoulder should not be low on leg (below knee), but on top of knee or thigh
- Weight down on shoulder. Tripod where legs are up but all weight is on shoulder.
- Walk around
Mike had shown me this past before. A couple of differences that he showed me was when destroying the leg he liked to use his hips more to keep it pinned and not so much the shoulder. Well I get to talking to him today about this pass to pick his brain about some sticking points and he gave me these notes:
- Don't weave the arm through anymore. He finds that it doesn't work and it usually is a preference thing. My job is to find out what I prefer, arm in or arm out.
- Use the hips to pressure. Put one leg up (the one not pressed up creating pressure)
- Head should be in their chin. Drive your head into their chin to help control.
- To pass, use the heel to butt move to weave your leg out and pass.
A couple of things I thought was interesting was using my head to create the pressure and almost control them. I really need to find out what works best. I do find myself getting caught in guillotines a lot because my head placement is all over the place.
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Got a lot to work on and think about when it comes to the guard pass.