The ‘Ankle Isolation’ Guard Pass is one of the most effective I know.

I first saw my instructor Roger Gracie using it several years ago and was impressed by how the technique shut down an opponent’s hips. I spent about a year playing with the move and I’m at a point now where I think I’ve figured it out. Let me know if this helps you or if you have any details to add.


The Fundamentals of BJJ, including Guard Passing, are covered in The BJJ Building Blocks course by Roger Gracie Black Belt Nicolas Gregroriades

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Move - Ankle Isolation Guard Pass
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Move - Ankle Isolation Guard Pass

In this video Roger Gracie Black Belt Nicolas Gregoriades describes in details a jiu jitsu move he calls the 'Ankle Isolation Guard Pass'