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March 27, 2012

Move of the Week for 4/2 – Grip Strips and Passing Guard

Amal Easton

Move of the Week for 4/2 – Grip Strips and Passing Guard

Move of the week for 4/2 – This week Professor Easton demonstrates some basic street defense with the grip strips, then movves on to show us some techniques for passing the guard.


Grips and strips

As Professor Easton shows us, breaking someone’s grip isn’t really that hard; you just have to do it intelligently. the weakest part of most people’s grips is their thumb, so if you make a movement that their thumb can’t contain, suddenly your no longer in their grip. And as Professor Easton demonstrates, it’s often as easy as changing your angle.

Half Guard passing half guard top

Staying tight to your opponent is key in jiu jitsu, and this series of movements shows why. Throughout this series, it would be pretty easy for your opponent to sweep you at several different points. this is why professor Easton keeps pointing out how he’s pinching his opponent with his leg. If you leave that gap open, it’s likely to be you who is mounted.

Intermediate :

Knee through middle pass

As Professor Easton says in the beginning of the video, this technique is more effective if your opponent has his guard very high on you. It’s in your best interests to make sure he does, because this is an extremely effective technique for breaking guard and passing.

Every week, we post our jiu jitsu technique videos that demonstrate the maneuver and skills you would learn while studying jiu jitsu at Easton BJJ. If you would like to learn jiu jitsu in Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Denver or any of our other locations, contact us today.


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