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Fine Tune Your Over-Under Guard Pass

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If you’ve been struggling with your over-under guard pass, or been getting locked up in triangles while trying it, check out this tip with Jiu Jitsu Coach Ryan Fortin, where he breaks down some simple details to increase your chances of passing.


Coach Ryan Fortin:
Hey, what’s up, guys? Coach Ryan here with the Arena Baret Submissions HQ with your tip of the week. Today I’m going to show you a little detail that I do to help my over under pass be a little bit more successful and to make sure that I don’t get caught in a triangle. One detail I’ve got here is I don’t want to pull my leg out right away and start trying to pass because it’s easier for him to get his legs back in. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to walk his legs to the side and then get my leg out and collect his legs. The second detail here is I don’t want to let go of the top leg and start advancing forward. I see a lot of guys do this. The problem with this is they’re going to frame on your head and put you in a triangle. Yeah, this is no fun. So you’ll be a lot more successful if you pull the arm out of the legs first, control the hips, and then start moving forward.

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