The secret to guard passing in BJJ
BJJ practitioners are always looking for the secret to guard passing in BJJ. As far as guard passing, here are two directions for your game, There are a vast number of ways to pass an opponents guard, but at the end of the day they can be divided into two camps. The first are those passes that focus upon using your mobility to gain a tactical advantage over your opponents legs. The second are those that focus upon rendering your opponents feet and hips and getting passed their immobilized hips. So one is concerned with using your mobility to pass, the other is concerned with restricting the opponents mobility. Toreando (bullfighting) passes are a good example of using your mobility advantage (you are on your feet, opponent is on his back so you should be able to move much faster and more freely than him). Body lock passes (known as KP pass at Savarese BJJ (www.njbjj.com) after UFC Kurt Pellegrino, one of the first people in the US using these passes) would be a good example of passes that shut down your opponents hips and feet and prevent him following your movement as you pass. It’s natural that you should favor one type over the other, but make sure you have at least one of these passes in your “toolbox” (and preferably a few more than that) so that you can play both games to throw off difficult opponents.