View Poll Results: How do you pass the guard?

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  • From standing.

    25 31.65%
  • From the knees.

    54 68.35%
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  1. #81

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I mostly pass from standing. That's the way I've been taught, and it works well for me...then, after having uncrossed his feet, I almost always go for a leglock of some kind

  2. #82
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I pass from the knees and standing. Don't really have a preference.

    I passed a whitebelt guard completely textbook standing the other day effortlessly. But I'm a noob whitebelt myself and I dunno.. I have no idea how it works on higher levels. Among us noobs it works fine both ways. Really depends on if you have control and balance. And like I said perhaps passing standing is more risky on higher levels.. But I'm not going to speculate.
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  3. #83
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I prefer standing since I train for more of a GNP eventuality.

    usually pop up from knees, hips forward and take advantage at the first opportunity.

    keep your opponent on the defensive is what I prefer.

    yes, my training partners think I'm a spaz.

  4. #84

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I prefer standing, because it allows me to use my weight to crush people. I also have more difficulty avoiding subs when I am passing via kness as opposed to sweeps when I pass standing. Furthermore, I find it much easier to break the guard through standing up than doing so sitting.
    I pointed at him [the panhandler], bringing my rear hand up in a subtle approximation of the double Wu Sau guard that is the default hand position in Wing Chun Kung Fu.

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  5. #85

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I prefer to pass standing, but Judo forces me to pass on my knees.

  6. #86

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Since originally posting my answer where I said I prefer to pass on my knees, I've developed a style of passing on my feet that kills my opponent's hips and their guard. So I'll now say I prefer to pass standing.

  7. #87
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I wish the year were 2004 so I could make a flip-flopping joke.
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  8. #88
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Boyd
    I wish the year were 2004 so I could make a flip-flopping joke.
    doooo eeeeeeet

  9. #89
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    I voted standing but only because I am not good at either. I have only a few months of BJJ and find it almost impossible for me to pass the gaurd from experienced guys. If I stand I dont worry to much about being swept. I have good balance from wrestling and will just go back to knees if I am in danger. Standing I usually turn to the side, put my leg/knee in their back and push down OR put both hands under the leg(where the ankle is on the bottom if it is still locked) then throw the leg away and move to side mount.

  10. #90
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Cobra Kai advocated standing passes whenever possible. I think this is mainly because they have a lot of guys who want to do MMA as well. But it certainly has other benefits - such as the bottom guy not being able to take your back, triangle, or armbar you.

    Personally I use both, but spend 60-70 of my time passing on the knees. Mainly because my *PERSONAL* style is a very tight game. I pass with pressure.

    I have particular trouble defending my open guard against Cobra Kai guys because they prefer to stand. You have to either immediately go into Xguard, leglocks, or stand up. Because if I sit there for any period of time they slice through my guard and I am immediately put on defense trying to recover guard, get a good half guard position, or get to all fours.

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