This week with Prof. Flavio we will be learning about some open guard passing concepts. This week's techniques are part of Week 3 of the GB3 module with Prof. Flavio Almeida.
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Our first video is from the GB3 with Prof. Almeida module - Class B - Guard passing Top.
In this guard passing situation, Prof. Flavio is connecting different passes that focus on neutralizing the hips and looking to pin the legs for the pass. The opponent has established Spider Guard grips.
VIDEO 1: Technique 17 Class 3B : Leg Pin Pass from Spider Guard
Important points: When Prof. Flavio initiates the pass, he starts with breaking the opponents grips then moves laterally to control the opponents hips and bring their knees together. The opponent is in what Prof. Flavio calls the "fetal position".
Note the footwork to "staple" the shin to the mat in order to finish the pass.