Knee Slide Guard Pass


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

Other articles and resources of interest

MMA Guard Passing with Denis Kang – an article

MMA Cross Training – a Denis Kang Profile

My MMA with Denis Kang – Instructional DVD

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