Thursday, August 12, 2010
The Over Under Half Guard Pass
According to Marcelo Garcia, "The Over Under Pass is the most efficient and safest way to pass the half guard." (mginaction.com). This is something I need to work on. Getting stuck in half guard and playing the scramble game is not conducive to gaining a dominate top position. Digging for darces/brabos or sitting out guillotine attempts didn't work well while training tonight. Fighting for the far under hook was somewhat of a battle that I will need to work on. Next Wednesday we should drill this!!!
Keys To Remember:
Use the Over Under Control for Gi and the Under hook and Head Control for Nogi.
*Approach the pass with the intent to gain these positions!!
Re-pummel using your opposite arm to force his under hook down, and swim in for the control.
If the opponent pushes away to resist your guard pass, he will create space for the Under Hook.
If you cannot pummel for the control, drop your weight behind your opponent's elbow as a substitute for the Under Hook instead.
Do not float over your opponent/Stay off the middle of his body.
Bring your knee close to your elbow to press down for the pass.
Push the knee and slide the locked leg through.