Learn Rickson’s adjustment to pass the open guard

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."

If you want to watch the entire class click here. This video is part of the fundamentals program. There is a complete series about guard passing. Keep trading hard!


Thiago Piermatei Avatar
Thiago Piermatei commented:

Boa tarde Mestre! Todo o curso é inglês?

September 02, 2022 09:34 AM
Daniel Ernesto Avatar
Daniel Ernesto replied:

já temos horas de conteúdo legendado em português pra você ir vendo, e estamos no processo de legendar o acervo inteiro.

September 02, 2022 02:31 PM
Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Avatar
Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu replied:

inclusive pode comentar num determinado vídeo pra ele se tornar prioridade de tradução

September 02, 2022 02:45 PM
rodrigotello Avatar
rodrigotello commented:

Power vs leverage vs weight! Interesting definitions

September 01, 2022 05:46 PM
kingdohwang1979 Avatar
kingdohwang1979 commented:


September 01, 2022 05:00 PM
robdive Avatar
robdive replied:

I just love to see master Rickson teach. He’s Epic. He’s a fountain of knowledge. And also he teaches in a way no one else teaches. He teaches the invisible to the eye. But once he make it evident then you realize, ahhhhaaaaa!! Now it sorts of sinks in!
Much respect I hope you have a long and prosperous life to keep reaching us! By the way the book “Breathe” is amazing👍👍🙏

September 01, 2022 09:55 PM