Many Brazilian jiu-jitsu guard passes can be adapted for use in mixed martial arts. Here the cross knee slide guard pass is used to achieve side mount control.
|Denis stands in his opponent’s guard, right leg forward, firmly controlling the ankles.|
|Moving swiftly he cross-drops his right knee across his opponent’s right thigh – his opponent begins his own counter by sliding his shin across Denis’s hip.|
|To nullify his opponent’s counter Denis secures a grip around his head and arm…|
|…and sprawls his hips flat, collapsing his opponent’s shin to the floor|
|With the shin neutralized it is now easy for Denis to reach side mount|
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