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Added by on 2013-09-14

How to Pass Guard Drill video training exercise number 1. Alex Schoenauer and Steve Cantwell are sharing a training drill to improve your techniques in Brizilian Jiu Jitsu. Watch and learn more here.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu requires a lot of training in many basic techniques to become skilled in this martial art. In this instructional video, Alex Schoenauer and Steve Cantwell demonstrate training drills to develop skill in passing the guard.

Here is a description of the exercise to practice for set up to pass. Steve is on the ground and Alex is standing above.  Alex will approach and grab Steve’s Gi on the inside of the knees with both hands. When establishing a grip on the Gi, grab a handful of material and roll your wrist to lock in a solid grip. Alex is getting a grip on Steve’s Gi inside the knees where there is excess material due to the bend. Next, put all your weight downward to pin the legs making it hard for the opponent to move them. Sprawl your feet back, staying on your toes to transfer as much weight as possible directly to the legs.  Repeat this drill multiple times to get used to the techniques required. To expand on this basic training drill, after you have applied weight to the legs, shuffle around to the side of your training partner and drop on to his chest. When you end up on the chest, you have completed the pass from guard. Steve and Alex have additional details to add, so watch the video for their tips on this technique.

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