Teaching and filming filming my youtube instructonal series has challenged me to breakdown, explain, justify and try to feed step by step on how to approach my current understanding of jiu jitsu. I made a syllabus of my passing guard approach and the first lesson is to articulate what I feel is the best guard passing philosophy. There are as many guard passing philosophies as their are instructors (only a slight exaggeration there :icon_twis). What is your guard passing philosophy and why have you chosen it? Do you model it after a highly skilled jiu jitsu guard passer? Just listen to your coach/professor only or do you allow a wide range of influences? Did you adapt your style to your weight and body type? Also im interested in how much you consider the end objective of your passing style. IE: do you consider what position you will end up in when choosing to master a specific pass? Here is my approach.