This week's Guard Top techniques are part of Week 7 of the GB2 No-Gi module with Prof. "Tussa" Alencar
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To start the video, Prof. Tussa is trying to pass the opponent's Z-guard (aka the Knee Shield Guard). The opponent has set up a difficult to pass knee shield blocking Prof. Tussa from closing the space.
Note the detail that Prof. Tussa does not persist in passing to his left if the opponent has established a strong frame defense. Prof. Tussa changes tactics and uses his grips and footwork to turn the guard player over onto their other hip to face the opposite direction. Facing in this direction, the guard player has lost their knee shield making it much easier to pass. Check out the slick leg work by Prof. Tussa to put out the hooks and complete the pass.
VIDEO 1: Class 7B - Guard Top - Z-guard changing direction