If you’re passing the guard then the very first thing you need to worry about is avoiding getting swept or submitted. After all, it’s pretty hard to use your killer guard passing techniques if your opponent hits a sweep on you and takes you to the bottom right away…
That’s why in our recent instructional on passing the guard the first thing Rob Biernacki and I teach is how NOT to get swept or submitted.
Today’s strategy, taken from that instructional, is the concept of ‘Active Posting’. The BJJ superstar who uses this the most is Leandro Lo…
Leandro Lo floats over top of his opponents, uses active posting to prevent the sweep, and wears them out with his bodyweight. The whole time he’s looking for the openings and opportunities that inevitably present themselves, and then – BOOM – he passes the guard.
Here is how he does it, and – more importantly – how you can incorporate active posting into your own game!
If you want to do a fun exercise first watch the video above, then check out the great Leandro Lo guard passing breakdown below.
Count how many times you see Leandro use active posting.
Once your eyes have been sensitised to looking for active posting you’ll start seeing it all over the place. It’s an essential skill for intermediate to advanced level guard passing, and the sooner you start training it then the sooner you’ll be able to implement it into your game.
This concept of Active Posting is something that’s been super useful in my own training.
Since filming the BJJ Guard Passing and Top Game instructional with Rob I’ve started using this approach a LOT more while passing the guard, and it’s made a big difference.
It has changed how I pass the guard. It’s less about knowing specific techniques to counter specific guard positions, and more about walking into my opponent’s guard, engaging with him, countering his attacks, putting weight on him, and waiting for a guard passing opportunity to present itself.
If it’s helped me as a black belt then it’ll probably help you too.
Active posting is only one of seven different strategies and concepts covered in that instructional you can use to shut down your opponent’s attacks from any guard.
And that’s only one small section of the app.
There are detailed sections on passing the guard, shutting down your opponent’s attempts to reguard, staying on top, putting pressure on your opponent, and forcing him to give you openings for attacks and submissions.
In other words it systematically covers a whole ton of material.
Click here to learn more about The BJJ Guard Passing and Top Game Formula, or on one of the buttons below.