BJJ / Grappling Techniques: Taking the back from passing the guard

BJJ belts and belt ceremonies are a much discussed and controversial topic, but I must say I love this quote from BJJ Heroes:

"In his usual spirits, the charismatic Master Carlson liked to surprise his students with the unexpected, and surprised Ricardo Cavalcanti was indeed when he received his black belt outside a steak house in Barra (Rio de Janeiro) after a fine meal."

Imagine that! "How about that T-bone? Here's your black belt by the way!"

In this clip, Ricardo shows a transition from stack passing the guard to taking the back and finishing with a gi choke. Whether this particular guard passing strategy become a staple of your BJJ diet, pinning the arm with your knee is definitely a strategy I'm going to experiment with now! Enjoy.

Liam "The Part Time Grappler" Wandi

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Jay said...

Very interesting technique, I agree with the author here though, I will def be incorporating the arm trap into my game.

The Part Time Grappler said...

Thanks Jay. I often notice that the small details that help make-or-break a technique are more important than the techniques themselves :)