Single Underhook Pass


The single underhook pass was one of the first guard passes that I ever learned. Over the years I have modified it and made it my own. This personalization process happens with everyone as they figure out the unique entry and hand positions that suit them best. In the following video I demonstrate my version of this basic pass. It is a pass that is relatively easy to teach and learn, and one that will be there for you regardless of your belt rank.

The two details that I believe are most important in this video are the control of the opponent’s down leg to prevent triangle (an other) submission attacks and the driving of your weight into his hips rather than high over his head.

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Brian Jones, PhD

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