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I've been working this recently as I've had a number of issues getting past spider. These two I've had some success with, but still feeling a bit clumsy with it. 1) opponent takes spider crouch a bit, move side to side you look for an opening where you can put your knee on the inside of the leg closest to the mat pin it with the knee, strip the grip swap ...


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Look at what your opponent is trying to do with spider guard: Controlling the distance. He wants you in his sweet spot, which is somewhere between his legs extended and his legs bunched up. So, you now have one of two goals, depending on what kind of passes you like. either stretch him out (Get stronger grips on his gi-pants, get your elbows together by ...


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The main thing to do is to keep good posture and not do anything silly (pretty much applies for all of BJJ). Sometimes it feels impossible to eascape from Spider guard as the guy can be that good, so don't feel too bad What I normally do is walk backwards which will move the guy forward taking his head off the floor, at this point he is only relying on his ...


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I am no expert at passing spider guard, but I have some limited success with these two tricks: Get into combat base (kneeling on one knee) and strip his foot off my arm using the knee that is up. In general, the knee is a solid tool for blocking the movement of his leg in order to strip the spider hook on that side. Getting two inside-pant grips on the ...


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Here's something I liked to do when doing bjj, being a flexible guy: If the mounting guy sits up, I would put my leg between his torso and mine, kind of like when rubber guard, but in front of him, then it's really simple to push him away since your legs are so strong. If he's isn't sitting up, i.e., making an s-grip with your hands between his ass, ...



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