BJJ BJJ INSTRUCTIONALS — 06 December 2013
Justin Rader’s “Hybrid Success Formula” Open Guard Destruction

Thank you Justin – 2-time No Gi World Champion – for taking the time for the interview and this video clip! To get in on Justin’s BJJ / Wrestling “Hybrid Success Formula” – check out the free videos here.

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No matter how skilled and advanced your may be when you step onto the mat, you can never be 100% sure of what’s going to occur once the match begins.

Even the most meticulous of game plans can all go out the window in the blink of an eye, so it’s important to have something to fall back on in order to score your points, and maybe even score a slick looking submission victory.

Recently, I’ve been looking into ways to deal with the open guard and passing it.  Studying the of Justin Rader heavily as of late, I have picked up some amazing guard passing techniques that every grappler should learn.

Today, I’ll break down one of his more advanced moves that will be sure to have you looking like an elite level black belt in no time flat!

Maintaining A Heavy Top Game

AnkleFrom the start, we’ll assume we are trying to throw our opponents legs to the side in order to pass guard.  In this scenario, our opponent is very keen to our plan and is ready to counteract it by any means and won’t allow their legs to be tossed aside.

What we want to do is align our hips with their legs.  From here, you’ll want to bring your knee to the crook of their leg on one side, and sit down a bit, causing pressure to be placed directly onto their legs.

The next step is vital; you’ll want to bring your chest to their knees, driving their knees into their chest.  It’s important to maintain balance here to avoid being swept from this position.

From here, they’ll look to get out from under you, as you have placed them in a tough situation.

This is where your coordination will come into play, as well as your reaction time because things can get a little complicated from here on.

Fluid Body Movements

As they look to escape, you’ll want to obtain wrist control on one of their hands (one arm is likely to be fully extend in order to push off.)  Once you do, you’ll want to pin that wrist and start to control their head.

From here, you’ll want to clear their knee that is blocking you.  Slightly jumping over the knee, you’ll want to roll over your shoulder all while cupping their neck.  You should land with your head next to their, with both of you being on your backs.

With your hand cupping their chin, you’ll want to react very, very quickly, so once you hit the mat and feel your hand in place, you then want to roll back over the same shoulder.  If executed properly, this will bring you right into the full mount, with the knee out of the way.

Now, in full mount and their head in place, you can attack with a potential guillotine choke from the full mount. Note that his grip is a bit different than that of Marcelo Garcia.

Tricky?  You bet.  Worth it?  Not a doubt in my mind.

Dan Faggella

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Thank you Justin – 2-time No Gi World Champion – for taking the time for the interview and this video clip! To get in on Justin’s BJJ / Wrestling “Hybrid Success Formula” – check out the free videos here.

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