BJJ Bottom Guard Pass Defense

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BJJ Bottom Guard Pass Defense

In Bjj, so much of the battle takes place either trying to pass your opponents guard or trying to defend against getting your guard passed.  Things can get confusing especially if your a lower belt and even more so if your a lower rank going against a higher ranked opponent.  So it’s good to come back to some basics, like bottom guard defense and the proper framing of your limbs and body to create a solid wall of defense. 

Remember your always trying to create space on defense and always trying to eliminate space on offense.  And the closer your opponent gets the harder it becomes to create space.  So good defense starts with not letting your opponent get to close and tie up your limbs.  But you can also create frames meant to collapse at the right time, thus trapping your opponent in a vulnerable position.

Ryan Hall gives a great big picture overview of creating those frames and walls for a solid bottom guard defense. He does a great job of explaining the fundamentals of what you should be doing on bottom guard to defend against your opponents attempted guard passes.  For us lower belts, this is video gold as Ryan’s explanation is long and practical.

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