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  1. ovahdryve White Belt

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    I have just started training and when we are practising grappling and I find myself in my opponents guard I have no clue what to do from there? Usually I would punch etc. but when we are rolling I can't.

    Anyone got any techniques that I can do from this position? I know what to do from mount etc. but its from my opponents guard that I'm unsure of.

    Sorry for the noob question & thank you.
     
  2. Lopes The Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah

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    Pass his guard.
     
  3. kosen White Belt

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    Pass the guard. The chance that you will sub anyone from inside their guard is next to none.
     
  4. CyberFreq Blue Belt

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    You have two options from inside the guard.

    1) Pass

    or

    2) Pass
     
  5. Feria Green Belt

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    Can't you also pass if you wanted?
     
  6. bjjmedic Orange Belt

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    Yes it is a noob question but everyone starting out has the same problem. When you are in someones guard you have one job to do. Pass the guard. Nothing else.
     
  7. tysnw Brown Belt

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    Or you could also pass..technically there's always the guard pass available but I prefer to pass.
     
  8. kosen White Belt

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    If it was me, I would try to move to a better position.
     
  9. FollowYourBliss Yellow Belt

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    Pass on passing. Go for the Americana.
     
  10. ProdigyOfZen Orange Belt

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    option 3) Penis bump

    only if you swing that way of course.
     
  11. CyberFreq Blue Belt

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    Why pass his guard, when a more viable option is to just pass his guard?
     
  12. Drew Foster Silver Belt

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    Pass that guard man. There aren't really any submissions for you inside someone's guard. Leglocks but you need to have a foundation in knowing how to pass before you just fall back on a leg.
     
  13. Drew Foster Silver Belt

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    Yeah but what if you really wanted to just pass the guard instead?
     
  14. All In The Game Green Belt

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    i dunno man prolly the gym or something
    1. Stand up
    2. Run forward.
    3. Push him down so he is upside down between your legs.
    4. Boston crab/Walls Of Jericho
     
  15. Ragno Orange Belt

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    Well remember that jiu jitsu works best when chaining together techniques. So i would say option A would be to pass, if that fails switch to option B, which would be to pass, option C would be to pass. If ALL of these fail, you could always just fall back on passing, i suppose.
     
  16. CyberFreq Blue Belt

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    Oh right, how could we all be so stupid? The classic pass -> pass -> pass combo. Works every time.
     
  17. Gregolian .45 ACP Platinum Member

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    This seems like a good time to ask but are leglocks of ANY kinda illegal in BJJ which is why you don't hear people tell you to do that?
     
  18. aunshi189 Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    This will start a huge debate on legality :icon_conf

    Under IBJJF rules a straight footlock is always legal, heelhooks are always illegal and kneebars, toeholds, calf slicers and other leglocks become legal at brown belt.

    However other federations and competitions have different rules and most BJJ gyms will train leg locks as they are still an important part.

    They, however, a poor option to take when passing guard (especially as a noob) as the leg can slip out and you will have given up position while flailing for a footlock.
     
  19. Gregolian .45 ACP Platinum Member

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    Ok, I was just curious. Figured heelhooks would be considered illegal no matter what but was curious about everything else.
     
  20. DiscipleOfPog Green Belt

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