Shut up and train white belt.
Edit: For the record, this is really bad advice:
Pass or attack. Depends on you and your training partner. If your side control sucks maybe get good control in half guard and then attempt a sub.
Someone needs some coffee.
UK passing half against BJJ people is a little more painstaking because you HAVE to pass or submit no one will stand you up. But you're right smash their head and shoulders to the mat works wonders.
Res I am with you on Kashiwazaki that is my pass 80% of the time.
Just a point for the OP, F4P, work on passing first and get good at one or two. Don't get hung up on 18 moves just work one for a few months and then you will see the opportunity for a second one. Also focus on a pass that gets you to a control position you like such as mount or side control, reverse kesa is my personal favorite.
Red Rock STFU and train
and what I think of as the 'wrong' side...
I really dislike being in this position because I feel vulnerable because uke's shoulder is off the mat and my basing out options are more limited. Normally if I get my trapped leg on the ground I look to smash the shoulders back to the mat and switch it so that the trapped leg is off the ground.
Is working to pass with the trapped leg on the ground a no no in BJJ and how do BJJers approach this situation?
Either way is fine. I generally use them in tandem and we teach both ways in BJJ class.
I will try to do a no hand pass where i tripod on the head, smash them to the mat and then pull my leg out. If I run into resistance I will flip to the other side but instead of reachingo over the shoulder I place my elbow in the armpit and grab the belt. My knee is buried in the hip and I push the bottom leg and pull the top one and go to reverse kesa, my favorite position.
I typically prefer to have their back flat on the mat and not on their side like in that picture especially with that arm across my stomach.
You can switch back to the otherside and knee slice through or a unique option that is actually pretty high percentage is to roll to the back.
Swim arm inside or attack it to get them to bring it back. Outside hand grabs their foot inside the figure four. If they are figure fouring the other way, knee bar them. Roll over your shoulder facing their feet, elevate your leg, follow them to their back by focusing on controlling their far hip.
Most Judo guys aren't really that savy about getting the under hook and then taking the back from underneath in half guard.
I can't offer much more on top of what other people have said.
- Find 2 passes that are relatively high percentage for you and drill the hell out of them. No, doing them 5 times a day is not 'drilling'. Make it 20 and we are *starting* to get somewhere.
- High percentage passes address keeping the person on bottom flat and controlling their far side (top) shoulder either directly (you have something on their shoulder - arm, hand, head) or indirectly (lifting near-side arm, chin strap, far side lapel grip behind the back, etc...).
- Stop passing if the guy on bottom gets the underhook with his top arm. He 'got' you and it is time to panic. Reset your hips back over their knees, posture up, and start again.
- When sparring/free-rolling, start in half-guard top to force yourself to work on your 2 passes.
As has been said here, fundamentals, fundamentals, fundamentals.