5/15/2007 10:59pm, #11Originally Posted by jnp"No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
5/15/2007 11:03pm, #12
- Join Date
- Jun 2006
- Covington, WA
If I'm that far out and he's stalling, I'll get either both arms under or over his legs just above the knees , passing around his legs that way. If I get under, I try to do a crush/stacking pass, and if I get over I'll go for a gable grip, tripod up and move around. Those two work pretty well if I'm stretching out his guard.
Personally, I don't try to get fancy. I'm working probably 6 situational guard passes, and until I can get those to work with what I consider passable proficiency, I figure I've got enough on my plate. I get swept, but not nearly as often as i used to, and I can get around most other white belts' guard more often than not.
5/15/2007 11:33pm, #13
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
Why, oh why, is this in DHS?
1. Learn to pass the closed and open guard. Simple yet difficult. You need a handful of passes to begin with. Have someone teach you a few passes (2-3). Work on those passes. When you can sort of do them, learn a couple more.
The toreador (bull-fighting) pass, if that's what you're doing, is a good one -- but from open guard, when you control his legs. And most people know it's coming. Very situation specific.
2. Let/ask people pull guard on you. Practice passing guard. Practice passing guard. Practice passing guard. A common drill is, well, guard passing. If the person on top passes, or the person on the bottom subs or sweeps, reset to guard. Repeat.
3. Experiment" is actually pretty good advice (once you have a little bit of a clue). You'll figure out what works for you. I'm a shorter, stocky guy. I have maybe 7 or 8 working passes, but I generally usually try to pin a leg to the ground and pass a knee over, or stack. Life is different if you're smaller or thin (which I suspect the OP is).
You also earn pretty fast what not to do, and you learn to see subs and sweeps coming, as well as how to defend them. I got armbared and triangled hundreds of times when I was a new white belt. I rarely get armbared or triangled any more.