Closed Guard Concept & Philosophy Of Guard Passing

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  1. Charles F December 7, 2016 at 5:13 am

    All I have to say is, I can not wait for folks to try to put me in their various guards! Guard passing is my favorite part of jiu jitsu.

    • Henry A December 9, 2016 at 12:14 am

      Yes by properly sitting in posture it makes your opponent immediately want to open, doing your job for you so you can begin to pass. I love guard passing too , each time is a new puzzle for you to figure out.

  2. Nathaniel R December 13, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I can tell that this is incredibly difficult to articulate and explain. I know it’d be a hell of an undertaking, but would it be possible to get a part 2 on this using one of your more recent training partners that can utilize other guards not necessarily with you standing. Like knee slice or passing butterfly guard, etc.

    Your articulation abilities on the really finer points of ‘connection’ and whatnot from Rickson has improved drastically over time and your newer videos in this module alone it’s night and day. This is probably the hardest concept i’ve seen you teach and on here.

    • Henry A December 24, 2016 at 12:14 am

      Hey Nate, I will be releasing a seminar soon with 2+ hours of me explaining the concept of guard passing and demonstrating techniques of how the concept is applied to different types of guards, passing most guards within 2-3 steps

      • Marc W February 13, 2018 at 9:14 pm

        I would love to see the video of the seminar or even purchasing it.

  3. Jan W December 17, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Hello Henry, great conceptual video!

    Will there be more guard passing from you, maybe even a whole module? That would be great!

    • Henry A December 23, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      Yes in fact I will be releasing a seminar soon covering passing guard concepts, once you see the seminar you will have a much better understanding of the ideas of what you’re trying to accomplish when dealing with any guard and once you’ve put in enough practice you should be able to pass most guards within two to three movements without using your hands

  4. Daniel H December 28, 2016 at 3:17 am

    I took this lesson with you before, and it was a great reminder seeing this again just to make me aware of it again. One of the best conceptual lessons i have ever seen.

  5. zamy y October 17, 2017 at 4:47 am

    Hi Henry,

    you show us the concept of how to use our weight distribution from a open guard for passing, so i imagine there is a way of use it too in the close guard one we open the leg. Isn’t it?

    If yes could you please make a video on it?

    Sorry for my english, i’m french

    • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      once the legs open I get off my knees and immediately transfer weight forward, so get off the knees and get on your toes, the more your chest is towards theirs the better. Always try to soak up space

  6. james k April 15, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    henry this is great. i can’t wait to try it. i realize now that I’m mainly trying to use my arms too much and trying to outflank my opponents which doesn’t work well because i am 56 and my opponents are younger and quicker than me. thank you!

  7. joon k October 20, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Been playing with this but feels like my neck is getting more exposed to guillotines. Is this a common issue that you have a correction for?

  8. John B June 23, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I agree with Joon – how do you prevent guillotines and head-and-arm control when passing? Also, you mentioned a 2-hour seminar on guard passing. Has that been released yet? Would love to learn!

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