BJJTech:  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques
 by Dave Thomas

Passing the Spider Guard

This technique works with  either gi or no-gi, and is suitable for  intermediate level practitioners.  Broadly, this technique is in the  escapes category of moves.  Specifically, it is a guard move.  You will start in in the  kneeling or kneeling inside guard position. 

Setup: The Initial Situation

He is holding you in spider guard, with our without gi


  Turn your wrists in to the center so your palms are facing the back of his legs near the calf

  Press your hands and hips in to crowd his legs

  As soon as his feet pop off your arms, press to one side to pass his guard.

Credit: Travis Tooke

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Posted by SEAttlE JIu-JItsu coach Dave Thomas