I was looking at some old videos and I came across this great double under hook passing drill from Vicente Jr . It’s a very short video, so make sure to take a look.
World Champion Vicente Jr teaches a great pressure passing drill from the double under hook position. He uses a combination of pressure, speed, and directional changes to make this work. make sure to try this out the next time your on the mats.
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Vicente Jr and I are always working on new drills and this is one of our NEW favorites. We love the way it flows, and the idea, of working 3 different passes from the same starting position. When you approach a technique this way, it gives your mind and body a few different options, but you will always gravitate toward the one that woks the best for the situation, and your body.
Take a look and let me know what you think!
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Now that I’m back and have been posting weekly. I have had a lot of questions coming in. (BTW, I love questions please keep sending them)
One question I have had a lot is about showing a good Spider Guard drill. I was going to shoot a video showing some one the ones that I do. Then I remembered about a year ago my professor and training partner Vicente Jr was training with Leandro Lo and they recorded one of my favorite drills. I sent this drill to my email subscribers around a year ago so I thought I should remind them and show everyone else.
In this Spider Guard drill Leandro shows how to set up the one legged X-guard (one of my favorites) or you can use it to take the back, which is always a great idea.
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As many of you know I received my Black Belt from Vicente Jr. who is a direct student of Master De La Riva (DLR) . So needless to say we use the De La Riva Guard a lot at our academy.
The De La Riva guard is a great answer to people opening your closed guard. You can still control the movements of your opponent with this open guard, as long as you use the correct control points. You will need to have a 3 point control system. These 3 points are usually, but not limited to, the DLR hook on the leg with both sleeve grips, the DLR hook with one sleeve grip and an ankle grip on the same side as your hook, the DLR hook with one sleeve grip and a collar grip, or the DLR hook with one sleeve grip and a belt grip. You can have different grip sets but you will always want to have the 3 point control system in mind when playing this guard.
Below is are two DLR drills that we use a lot. The first, is a two sleeve entry set up drill. This drill will help you move your hips correctly and learn to control the opponents leg with the DLR hook. The next drill is a DLR sweep set up drill, this will teach you you sit up with the correct posture and make it easier for you to control your opponents posture with the grips. As with all these drills you must DRILL THEM! Even if you grab someone for just 5 mins at the start or end of each class you should be able to knock out 10 to 20 good reps. with ease.
That was my answer to James when he asked on the FaceBook page“Do you have a set of drills that would help someone become a better guard passer from standing?”
When you are working your standing guard passes, you need it to be an exact science, meaning, when the opening is there you must explode and move. You can’t hesitate, you can’t stumble, and most of all you can’t be thinking about what’s your next move. When you hesitate or think, you give your opponent that moment they need to recover their guard or counter your attempts to pass.
So how do we do that? DRILLING! DRILLING!! DRILLING!!!
Every class we do some kind of drilling, a lot of the time we will have special drilling only classes. By drilling the way we do ,anytime I find myself in one of my drilling positions my body just moves, no thinking just moving. The higher the belt rank the less time you have to react, this only leaves you with one thing to do MOVE! In this Video Vicente Junior and I will show you two standing guard passes that we drill at least 300 times a week. This is how you must train if you want to get the most from your mat time.
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