Osvaldo Augusto Queixinho agreed to share more of this world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu hints, tips, and techniques in this Gameness free instructional video. The technique that Osvaldo shares today is a guard pass to achieve a side-control position on your opponent or training partner.
Osvaldo is wearing his favorite blue AIR gi in this video, and his training partner is wearing his Gameness white 2013 Pearl gi. Both items can be found on the www.gameness.com website store!
The first step is to grab both of your opponent’s collars in a thumb-in grip. Use these grips to push into your opponent’s chest so that he/she cannot rise up into you. Once you have these grips established, remove one grip and switch it to your opponent’s sleeve. Pull the arm controlling the sleeve back into your belly and into the inside of your opponent’s thigh.
On the same side as you have control of your opponent’s sleeve, transfer your weight from that knee to your foot. This movement will create a “table top” for your opponent’s leg. After your foot is securely on the ground, do the same movement on the other side so that you are standing.
At this point, release the grip on your opponent’s lapel and posture up. Now that you have a free hand, push down firmly on your opponent’s knee until you break his/her guard open. With the guard open, pin that leg to the ground and take a step backwards.
Dive your body forward while swimming your arms underneath your opponent’s legs until both his/her legs are on your shoulders and your hands are nearly clasped together. Now, grip your opponent’s collar with your opposite hand with a thumb-in grip. Maintain the top pressure and transfer your weight from your feet to your toes.
Walk your feet around your opponent until your body clears his/her legs and guard. Once you have passed, correct your position to a good side control by cross-facing your opponent’s head.