Here’s my new favourite guard pass!
It uses opposite corner control (shoulder and knee) to rotate the body of your opponent plus a kick to disengage his hooks and prevent him from following you. I call it the ‘Kung Fu’ or the ‘Punch, Pull, Kick Pass’.
I’ve been pulling this off consistently for a couple of months now, both against butterfly guard and also against some other forms of open guard.
It’s a very quick, very satisfying, and very powerful guard pass, and it’s closely related to the ‘X Pass’ or the ‘Standing Step Pass’ that Emily Kwok demonstrated in the Compensating for Strength app from the How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent series.
Here’s the video breakdown of the guard pass I’ve been enjoying so much; enjoy!