Submission Before Position

The general path to success in BJJ is to pass the guard, advance to side control or mount, establish strong control, move into a submission.  While this strategy has certainly stood the test of time, it pays to occasionally break the mold and turn this rule on it’s head.

Here we look at “passing into submissions”. The idea is that we transition into a choke, armbar or leglock before we have fully advanced our position.  The advantage to this strategy is the element of surprise.  Your opponent is expecting you to continue your guard pass, their attention is diverted and sets the stage for your attack.


Give these surprise submissions a shot and throw your partners for a loop!

Filmed with Gracie Tampa BJJ Black Belt Brian McLaughlin at Precision MMA a Poughkeepsie martial arts school

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