More Concepts of Guard Passing, Shifting Angles and Soaking Up Space Against Knee Shield

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  1. Jan W March 17, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Keep up the good stuff!

    How do you solve the problem with the toes?

  2. Francisco J March 21, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I have to say that these ideias have changed my way of passing the guard. But I am having problems with more heavy opponents (I am very light, 65kg, lol). When I commit wheight on them to pass the guard some times I got swept. So do you have any advice to deal with sweeps?

    • Henry A March 21, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      Yes, in the beginning this will happen a lot, as you apply weight on them, they can move you, fortunately though, the same skill you need to pass will be the same skill you need to kill sweeps. In order for them to sweep you, they need to create a connection to you, where ever you feel their connection, your job is to kill it by changing the angle exactly where you feel they connect. It will take some time to develop because its all based on feel but once you get the hang of being relaxed and shifting angles to kill thier connection, people will not be able to move you no matter how much strength they use or how hard they push, it will feel like thay are fighting a ghost.

    • Henry A March 30, 2017 at 8:28 pm

      As soon as they start to sweep (move you) you need to shift your angle at the point of contact (their connection point to you) to prevent them from moving you and allow you to soak up more space. The exact same skill you need to collapse their structures is the same skill you need to kill sweeps

  3. scott f March 22, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Sounds great! Henery Will you have a module to show how to kill sweeps?

    • Henry A March 30, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      No that’s not a topic I can really show techniques on, its just simple angle shifts at the point of connection to kill. It’s something i’ll try to explain more in our monthly Q&A coming up

  4. Nathaniel R April 3, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I was working on this with one of our craftier brown belts. Collapsing the knee shield was the easy part, as soon as i would collapse down he’d overhook my outside arm and somehow weasel his top leg out and i was in trouble. When they are actively resisting, what is your outside arm doing. are you trying to just ride up to stuff THEIR arm first or are you hiding it like an over/under pass?

  5. John Taylor February 8, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    🤯 Boom!….

  6. Joshua M February 19, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I see why you say hidden…..thank you sir

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