Basics on How to Pass The Guard


Hey Guys and Girls, hope you are all well!

This week I go over some basics on the use of the elbows to free yourself from your opponent’s Guard and then use this distraction to pass into Side Mount.

Simple distractions such as this can be used to ‘buy’ you the time required to transition to a more dominant position so that you can effectively control your opponent and essentially, when the fight.

As always, it is very important to remain calm regardless of the position you are in. It is essential to adopt a mindset where no matter what position you are in, you believe you are the dominant force within the fight. We teach all our students to have this mentality whereby even if your opponent is in full mount and it raining down punches in your face, you must still believe that you can and will win the fight because you are still in the dominant position. Of course, technically you aren’t but the moment you start thinking you are going to lose, you will.

Sounds crazy I know but it is very important to never panic or think negatively about any situation you are in. The moment you do this, you are basically accepting defeat.

Of course, this is not an easy thing to teach and not everybody is able to get it straight away. For some this takes many years.

Even more important than this mindset, is knowing your ability! If you are not 100% confident in your ability to use the skills you learned, we feel it is essential to avoid real fighting until you have trained enough to fully believe in yourself and your ability to apply your skills.

Many people find that once they have trained to a point where they are confident in their skills and their ability to apply them the mindset above quickly follows.

If you have any questions regarding the above or anything you’ve seen on our website, put your comments below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Be cool, take it easy and I’ll “see” you next week,



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