Going Around the Knee Shield

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  1. Daniel H March 20, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Nice detail on preventing the regard!

  2. John B March 22, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Yep, just seen why sometimes the guy gets his guard straight back after the pass, because I’ve been switching my legs. Thanks Henry

    • Henry A March 30, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Yeah, that’s a big one, just keep scooting the hips forward, don’t switch the legs

  3. LUKE M March 22, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Before asking this question, I also reviewed your half guard module to see if it was covered there but it isn’t. Will you address passing half guard when the opponent has the knee shield or is it exactly the same as the open guard knee shield illustrated here?

    • Henry A March 30, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      It’s very similar, collapse the leg, get your body close, then free your leg, there’s not one right option. I’ll try to address this during the Q&A, it seems many people have the question about this situation from half guard, or as I call it when I’m on top, Half Passed

  4. Johnny G March 24, 2017 at 8:47 am

    The collapsing the structure concept, constantly keeping our weight on them finding an angle to collapse the structure and basically slide right into the pass makes too much sense. I’ve been passing gaurd way quicker now or fewer steps as you say. Understanding what’s in our way and so we don’t have wasted movments and energy. Brilliant once again almost seems unfair getting this info, thanks

    • Henry A March 30, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      That’s the point! Jiu-Jitsu is supposed to be easy and efficient, people tend to make things too complex. Obviously it takes skill to develop the timing and correct angles with this but once you feel comfortable engaging they are going to have to use frames to hold you away.

  5. Carl C May 21, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Hey Henry, what do u mean by he has to use frames to stop you from passing & how do you deal with this??

    • Henry A June 15, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      The concept of guard passing is simple, pressure and using angles to kill whatever they use to try to block you from getting close

  6. John Taylor February 12, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Just Brilliant 🤯🤙🏻….

  7. Christopher T March 4, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Awesome insight into passing. I’ve just started implementing these concepts into my game and I am having great results. Thanks Henry!!

  8. john l October 11, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Hello Henry, I’m having great success with the concepts. My problem is when trying this type of passing, what to do with my hands? I use no grips as you have mentioned but with more experienced grapplers. They control my sleeves and somehow able to sweep me or defend my passing.

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