Lesson 36: Double Underhook Guard Pass

Lead Instructor:  Ryron and Rener Gracie
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In point-based jiu-jitsu tournaments, passing the guard is of the utmost importance. But as you know, preparing for a street fight and preparing for a tournament are two entirely different things. In a street fight, there is a 99% chance that your opponent will know nothing about jiu-jitsu and, as a result, they will not know how to use the closed guard to their advantage. As a result, you will be able to pass their guard by simply trapping their hips and stepping over their legs as you learned in lesson 1. In the rare instance that you do find yourself in your opponent’s closed guard during a street fight you should have a plan, and for this reason we have chosen to include Double Underhook Guard Pass. First you will learn the Modified Side Mount where you will end up, and then you will learn the actual guard pass as you would use it in a real fight.

Lesson Specs

Lesson Goals

  1. Master all 36 techniques individually and in every combination.
  2. Test for your Gracie Combatives Belt.

Instructions

  1. Watch the lesson.
  2. Take notes on essential details.
  3. Bookmark key points in the videos for future reference.
  4. Ask questions in the Forum if you need help.
  5. Review the lesson multiple times to build confidence.

Lesson Slices

  1. Modified Side Mount
  2. Double Underhook Pass
  3. Posture and Pass
  4. Reflex Development Drill™
  5. Fight Simulation Drill™
  6. Mindset Minute

Lead Instructor

Ryron and Rener Gracie

Gracie University Chief Instructors

Ryron and Rener Gracie are the eldest grandsons of Grand Master Helio Gracie, the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Their father is Rorion Gracie, one of the world’s foremost experts in self-defense. In 1993, Rorion created the Ultimate Fighting Championship to showcase the supremacy of the family’s self-defense system in a realistic “no holds barred” confrontation against all comers. Rorion’s younger brother, Royce, won 3 of the first 4 UFC tournaments proving that the leverage-based techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu provided the most reliable way to defeat a larger, more athletic opponent. Ryron and Rener were born into this family tradition of testing the art against all challengers.

Rorion introduced his sons to the art as soon as they could walk. As children, they watched him teach private classes in their garage in Southern California. But, it wasn’t until they observed their father and uncles – Royce, Rickson, and Royler – easily winning challenge matches that they began to comprehend fully the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Even more important, Ryron and Rener recognized the profound impact the family’s art had on all who studied it. The life changing transformations of Gracie University students motivated the brothers to teach the art. While constantly perfecting their physical techniques, they worked equally hard to master the powerfully effective instruction methods developed by their forbearers. In 2003, Grand Master Helio Gracie awarded Ryron and Rener black belts in recognition of their mastery of his unique techniques and teaching methodologies.

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