|Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes in Norwich, CT||
Andre Galvao with a double-under stack.
This week, we're continuing our eight weeks of BJJ fundamentals - fundamental meaning everyone needs to know them, and they work for everyone regardless of size, strength, flexibility, etc.
We're going with the basic stack pass, in two variations:
#1 Double Under Stack Pass: from the knees, pulling both elbows back simultaneously so you can gable-grip around his legs, pull him up, and stack him without having to worry about the triangle, and...
#2 Single Under Stack Pass: This was the first guard pass I ever learned, and I still use it to this day. It's very similar to the double-under but, as the name suggests, only one arm goes outside. This leaves you susceptible to a triangle if you are lazy, but works great if you keep the other elbow in tight.
Both of these passes are tight and crushing. I'm emphasizing that your partner should want to tap out before you even get to side mount - let alone the breadcutter choke which is easily accessible right after the guard pass.
We'll also be working on what to do if you get partially stacked, but your opponent flings your legs to the side instead of following through with the tight pass. We'll work a guard recovery that leads to some interesting submission options (triangles, arm bars, etc).
That's the plan this week!