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.