Double gold world champion Bernardo Faria smashed his way through the competition at the 2015 BJJ World Championships in both his weight class and the open weight division.
So far in 2015, Bernardo has had 15 fights and 15 wins. He's passed every Guard he's faced - and he's gone up against the best guys in the world, including some of the legends of the sport.
He has found some universal truths which are indisputable:
Truth #1 – All of the new school guards have one thing in common – The Guarder needs to pick his hips high off the mat or swing them left and right to make them work. Think about it: Berimbolo, De La Riva Guard, Spider Guard, Lasso Guard, Butterfly Guard – they all need a lot of hip mobility from the guy on bottom to work..
But... If you can figure out a way to control his hips the guy in class who is embarrassing everyone becomes just another guy who is about to get smashed. We’ve seen it happen thousands of times.
Truth #2 – Old School Passes are the best weapon against new school guards. Atos in San Diego is probably the epicenter of the whole world for new school Guards. It was where the Worm guard was conceived and all the killer lower belts are rolling upside down and wrapping lapels in knots – it is a headache waiting to happen.
But in a YouTube video, Head Professor and one of the greatest grapplers of all time Andre Galvao , gave a little secret to his thinking on shutting these guards down: Put your knees on the mat!
Yes, if your knees are on the mat it kills your ability to run around someone’s guard and do leg drags. However, it also kills the ability for the guarder to use Lapel Guards, De La Riva, Berimbolo (for the most part), and most types of inversion. Simply put – It keeps their hips on the mat and if you pass heavy – there is nothing they can do to stop it.
Just days after he won the World Championship in his weight class as well as in the Open Class, 2015 World Champ Bernardo Faria filmed the most comprehensive Video Series on Pressure Passing Ever Made. This is NO exaggeration.
If you are sick of these guys getting under and sweeping you and you just want to smash the crap out of them – well this is the science of smashing people who want to do those cute little guards (if such a science exists).
If you want to smash “New School” Guards, this is the series for you. Never has there been a more complete series on Pressure Passing. This series will make you better at Jiu Jitsu and it might just revolutionize the way you pass.
What’s included in the Pressure Passing Encyclopedia video series?
Over / Under Basics
Over / Under Pass
Over / Under Entrance 1
Over / Under Entrance From Knees
Knee Bar from Over / Under
Over / Under Brother
Knee Bar From Over / Under Brother
Over / Under from Double Under
Over / Under From Lasso
Over / Under From Spider
Stack Pass From Spider
Over / Under From Closed Guard
Over / Under From Half Guard
Knee Bar From Half Guard
Halfguard Pass Using Over Hook Grip on Legs
Diaphragm Kimula Defense
Counter to The Armdrag
Defense to the Sit Up Guard
Double Under Stacking Pass
Over / Under From Double Under
Diaphragm - Stack Pass
Mount From Over / Under
Over / Under Going to Back
Punch Pass From Spider
Drill Foot on Biceps
Diaphragm Over / Under Counter to Pushing Head
Diaphragm Over / Under
Diaphragm Over / Under Pushing the Head Drill
Diaphragm Over / Under Pushing Shoulder
Diaphragm Over / Under Cross Collar
Knee Shield to Over Under Brother
Knee Shield Pass
Toreando Variation 1
Toreando Variation 2
Passing the Butterfly Guard with Underhook
Over/ Under Entrance
DLR Counter to Over / Under
Half Guard to Mount
Half Guard to Mount Variation
Knee cut vs. Knee shield
Knee Cut Variation 1
Knee Cut Variation 2
Inverted Guard Pass
Inverted Guard Pass Variation
50/50 Pass 1
50/50 Pass 2
This dvd has improved my pressure passing game a lot. I have a better understanding of the concepts because Prof. Faria shown the pressure passing applications in different situations.
Well worth the money.
I'll be honest with you, I normally download a lot of bjj videos, but in the end, they are free and available for a reason, they lack in quality of instruction. So I decided to give this a try, and shelled out the almost $80 for the 4 DVD set and I do not regret it!
So far, the first 2 DVDs are based off of the 'over/under pass'. And Professor Faria is able to apply it to EVERY possible guard type you may face. Thats what I love about his dvds, its 'one solution for every problem' mentality. I like that. Other DVDs instead just show a plethora of submissions and random escapes and sweeps. No, this is a legit curriculum and game plan you can use form the 'over/under pass'.
One thing I've learned from this is the use of 'pressure'. Pressure is neither body, or strength, its a combination of both. And he used his hips and shoulders to apply enough 'pressure' to force a pass on his opponent no matter what position. I am 6'3, and weigh 285lbs, so 'pressure passing' is something I can definitely take advantage of. If your a heavy weight, or a lower belt in bjj like me, this is your kind of guard passing. This is the DVD youve been looking for!