Have you ever gotten stuck trying to pass the open guard?
In the following video, Master Rickson will show you an invisible detail that will make your life easier.
"So, every time I try to pass the guard here, it is hard for me to get there. I have to control, and I have to control this area here, which is very comfortable for her to control and move her legs."
"So, by... don't let me do anything. Defend yourself! By having this, I have the power, but she has the leverage because my body weight is still on me, not on her. Do it again, Cássia. Keep going, Cássia. Now my weight is here. It is in my hands, not on my feet."
"There is a big difference between having the power, but my weight is still on me, on my feet than... keep going... when I step back and keep my body weight on top of my hands. Not on top of my feet anymore. So I can do whatever I want to."