how to open the guard breaking the guard jiu jitsu passing the guard

Before a guard can be passed it has to be opened. These three techniques each employ a specific mechanic that makes it hard for the bottom player to keep his ankles crossed and allow the passer to ‘break’ open the guard, from where it’s far easier to get to advance to a control position.

The Logsplitter

The Silverback

The Leapfrog