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Effective Guard Passes

Marcello C. Monteiro teaches his series of Effective Guard Passes. He shows how to pass all types of guard including counters for the De La Riva guard, half-guard, butterfly guard, and spider guard. These techniques are sure to improve your top game and get you passing more consistently.

Marcello demonstrates these techniques in the clear, logical manner that he is known for as an instructor.

"There is only one certain way to learn and improve your skills, and that is through quality instruction."

For more info about Marcello's USA academy and his World BJJ Association please visit us on the web at www.bjjcoach.com


Marcello's favorite guard passes are:

Driving the knee over the shin to get the side control
Matsumoto guard pass countering opponent's scape
Countering both legs then underhooking one passing guard ending passing guard ending in side control
Countering both legs to get the mount
Countering opponent leg attack and stepping over his entire body to side control
Standing up to open guard following back again to get top position
Explanation of opening guard standing up to achilles control position
Countering the De La Riva hook to achilles control and attacking the opponents back
Countering the De La Riva hook underhooking the leg and attacking the back
Countering the underhook from half guard while passing opponents guard
Half guard counter to the underhook hugging the leg and passing guard
Guard pass attack to cross knee guard pass control position
Cross knee guard pass control position
Cross knee control position stepping backwards and passing the guard
Crossing the knee guard pass from half guard countering opponents underhook
Crossing the knee over the thigh guard pass
Crossing the knee over the thigh guard pass to side control

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App Changes

  • July 21, 2014 Price decrease: $45.99 -> $19.99
  • July 21, 2014 New version 1.01
  • June 08, 2014 Initial release