It doesn’t matter if you use closed guard, spider guard, butterfly guard, half guard or any other type of guard…
At some point someone WILL try to knife through your legs using the Knee Cut Guard Pass!
The Knee Cut is one of the most popular, most powerful guard passes out there.
Every serious competitor uses some version of it, so you’ll absolutely run into it!This is a promise, not a prediction.
But it’s NOT a magic guard pass that works every time…
You DON’T have to let the other guy pass if he tries it…
There ARE defenses and counters to it!
In fact, in this video from my Youtube channel Rob Biernacki and I break down 5 defenses that work early, middle and late in the guard pass.
The 5 defenses above are shown from the open guard (the de la Riva to be precise), but these exact same techniques will work for other guards as well. They’re NOT unique to the de la Riva!
So if you learn them here you can apply them anywhere.
You can watch the knee cut defense video above or click here to go directly to Youtube.
P.S. If you find value in the knee cut defense video then it might interest you to know that it’s from The No Gi de la Riva Formula instructional that’s available online and as a DVD set on Grapplearts.
It’s packed with many more immediately actionable techniques and tidbits.
If you think that this instructional might have some value for you then go to this page on Grapplearts for more info.