Closed Guard Pass: From the Knees
- Opp has Hero in Closed Gaurd
- Opp has Hero Broken Down (broken posture)
- Hero Feet are flat with tops ->ground
- Hero R(right) + L(left) Hands in “flat knuckle” position (or simply hands open) -> (means “go to”) Opp R + L Armpit
- Hero fights up to postured postion with one hand at time while keeping elbows in tight and bent
- Hero R + L Hands ->(go to) Opp R + L Gi Hips; Hero elbows are back, tight to sides, bent and inside Opp R + L Leg
- Hero hands are flared slightly to outside; they are putting pressure on the ‘boney’ point of the hips which creates added pressure.
- in the video below Jason Scully keeps his right hand ->sternum Gi
- Hero R + L feet go up on toes with heel off the ground (in the video below Jason Scully likes to keep the feet flat for balance)
- this applies pressure to Opp Legs
- Hero turns roughly 45 degrees L; Hero L knee goes ->L; hero R Knee -> to Opp tail bone.
- Hero snaps body backwards and -> L to break Opp Closed Gaurd
- Hero R Knee -> up between Opp Legs; hero is on toes with Heel off the ground
- this is an excellent ready/balanced position (“Combat Base”)
- this is the end of the video below and there are many ways to finish the pass but here is one option
- Hero L Elbow pushes Opp R thigh -> ground which generally helps bring Opp L Leg up.
- Hero R Arm -> UH(underhook) Opp L Leg; hero brings Opp L Leg -> Hero R Neck
- Hero R Arm maintains tight control of Opp L Leg; option is for Hero R Hand -> Opp R Lapel Neck with thumb in
- (AST as step 9) Hero L Shin -> across Opp R thigh
- Hero can stay in this position now as it is an excellent controlling position.
- Opp will dictate which way Hero will go to finish pass.
Option #1 to finish pass:
- Opp pushes on Hero L knee to block pass to Opp R side
- Hero Pivots L and drives Opp L Leg -> ground
- (AST) Hero R Hand -> Opp R Lapel or back of Opp neck
Option #2 to finish pass:
- Opp L Leg drives against Hero
- Hero reverse steps R Leg backwards
- Hero switches hips back and drives Opp R
- Hero takes side control.
Excellent video below by Jason Scully. He has a ton of great videos that have been helpful for me.