This Approach To Passing Guard Is So Smart, You’ll Kick Yourself For Not Thinking Of It Sooner

Some of the most helpful advice in jiu-jitsu comes not in the form of straight-up techniques, but in concepts and overarching philosophies. For example, you can learn a dozen different guard passes, but then, someone might come along and explain a concept to you about passing guard that allows you to develop your own approach to it even if you lack the exact details for every pass you’ve ever learned.

This idea is what 2019 ADCC competitor Alec Baulding explores in this video about his approach to passing guard. Best of all, the approach he explains here can also be used in your guard retention and plenty of other BJJ moves. Take a listen to his advice:


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