by Vitor “Shaolin” Riberio
Passing the guard and taking an opponent’s back in a Brazilian jiu-jitsu match is a huge advantage. Here Shaolin shows you one way to do it:
Shaolin (in black) has pinned both of Todd’s legs to the ground in order to pass his guard
Todd turns, trying to get to his knees to prevent the guard pass and pin. This is a common tactic in high-level Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition. Shaolin stays close and…
…inserts his left leg under Todd’s body, hooking his leg
Closeup of the hooking leg: note how Shaolin’s heel touches his other knee so as to better trap Todd’s leg
Shaolin now inserts his right leg obtaining the rear mount, a highly advantageous position in both Brazilian jiu-jitsu and on the street.
Thanks to Todd Dorion for being the opponent in this technique.