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  1. akqjt

    akqjt Orange Belt

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    I remember listening to an interview with Marc Laimon a while ago and he mentioned that the majority of most guys pass better to one side (I forget whether it's left or right), and so most people are better at retaining guard on that side (they have more practice with it). Wish I could find the quote online because I feel like he's said it in an article too.

    So what's your best passing side? For me I feel like if I'm doing a knee-in-the-middle pass, I pass best to my left. But if I do a toreando-type pass or a shin-smash pass, I pass best to my right.

    Have you guys noted any tendencies in your own passing game? It would be nice to get a little bit of data.
     
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  2. Fedorzilla

    Fedorzilla Brown Belt

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    I pass to the left because I feel better with my right knee control. But, normally, just the side that's open.
     
  3. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    I usually pass to my left. There are a couple of passes that I tend to go to the right on, but when I pass to the right it's usually as a counter when I tried to pass to the left and he defended it.
     
  4. BatBoyJG

    BatBoyJG Brown Belt

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    When doing a tight pass that involves pushing knees down, generally I prefer going to my left. But with standing open guard gi passes I go to both sides, but to the left is probably better.
     
  5. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    Natural instinct is to go left, but I don't feel like going right is any harder for me. There is only one pass (the capoeira pass) that I only go right with, not sure why.
     
  6. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    I always start going left. I have several options based on their defense that are pretty high percentage, especially that leg rope front/back combo from Saulo's book.
     
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    Misplaced Purple Belt

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    I tend to find myself passing to the left more often, at least my first attempt anyways.
     
  8. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Yeah, the "leg rope" pass from Jiu-Jitsu University is one of the few passes where I almost always go to the right for some reason.
     
  9. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    I consistently get jammed passing to the left with this. Switching my hands and going toward his back has helped immensely.
     
  10. Goopus

    Goopus Black Belt

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    I almost always goes to the left.
     
  11. GodsDevil

    GodsDevil Blue Belt

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    Left most of the time
     
  12. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    I just popped in the dvd, which pass is the leg rope pass? Is it from Revolution 1 or 2?
     
  13. Hades666

    Hades666 Banned Banned

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    both side are the same to me when passing, i can pass switch or regualr, but im goofy when it comes to arm bars and throws ;)
     
  14. Brian McLaughlin

    Brian McLaughlin Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    I usually pass to the right. I never thought much about it until a brown belt friend of mine said that the reason my knee over pass was so hard to stop was because it was to the "weak side". I never realized that most people pass to the left until he pointed it out to me. All my best passes I tend to do to the right side.
     
  15. Shemhazai

    Shemhazai Black Belt

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    Depends on the pass.
     

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