Using a fake guard pull to set up an ankle pick in BJJ is a fantastic way of getting two points and starting your match off on the right foot, this technique requires a strong neck (enjoy bridging

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Pulling guard with your mind set on where you want to end up on the ground is important, this pull/swing forces the step and makes their leg easy to hook

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This is Demian Maia’s Stopping the guard pull on ‘ Science of Jiu-Jitsu 2′

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How to counter a guard pull with an immediate guard pass by Gile Huni of Kimura BJJ Serbia in Belgrade. When your opponent plants his foot on your hip, release your grips and plant them on their knees. You then have to do a side sprawl towards the opposite side of their planted foot. It’s […]

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In a recent video I reference a BJJ Drill we call Puller / Passer. This is an active BJJ Drill that can be used to either get better at stopping the Guard Pull or improve someone’s ability to Pull Guard successfully.

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Our buddy Ricardo from Chile recently sent in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu related message asking about Guard Pull counters. He said that when people pull Guard on him, it creates a lot of trouble with his BJJ game. I know that from personal experience as a Guard passer and a person who likes to move […]

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Berimbolo from double pull guard using the Twister Hook to take the back.

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Gui Mendes teaches his signature fake guard pull to ankle pick. Written instructions plus video GUI: I USE THIS TAKEDOWN ONCE I ESTABLISH MY GRIPS AND FEEL LIKE MY OPPONENT IS NOT GOING TO PULL GUARD. I PUSH AND PULL MY GRIPS SO I CAN START TIMING THE TAKEDOWN I START THE MOVE BY LIFTING […]

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Is there such a thing as offensive guard pull? Possibly (but not really) but you might as well try this

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