Gain Insight Into Chael Sonnen's Guard Passing Philosophy
Philosophy of Passing Guard to Attack by Chael Sonnen
In the world of grappling and Mixed Martial Arts, there is no person quite like Chael Sonnen. Today we are going to explore Chael Sonnen’s philosophy for passing the guard in order to attack your opponent. This is a video off his new series Gangster Grappling which is available right here at BJJ Fanatics. Chael is an old school wrestling and his techniques are easy to learn and practical. Watch the video below and then we will break is down. Check it out now!
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As you can tell from the video, Chael Sonnen is an expert when it comes to teaching his amazing wrestling skills. The first thing he emphasizes is either securing double under hooks to lift your opponent’s hips off the mat, or get one of your knees on the inside of your opponent’s legs. Both of these positions give you a lot of options. For instance, you can use your elbow to pressure down on your opponent’s thigh, and keep pressuring down until his guard breaks. It is important to remember that when you break the guard, you want to get your knee in instantly; otherwise you might lose the positing you just fought for.
Chael also emphasizes getting as many moves in series as possible before allowing your opponent to have one. Too often you will see players stall, or give their opponent too many opportunities to move. By forcing your way up your opponent with series of successive moves, you assure a high percentage chance of passing the guard and exposing your opponent’s limbs for quick submissions.
A lot of battles come down to who really wants to win it more. There are many intangible qualities that go into being a good grappler. With the right set, and a philosophy like the one Chael has shared with us here today, are what it takes to become a dominant competitor. Chael knows what it is like to compete against some of the world’s best and strongest. I am also sure you noticed just how good his is at conveying his methodology in a very clear and precise manner. Chael’s techniques are definitely something you want to be familiar with. Passing guard is only the start. Chael’s grappling knowledge is considerably vast with a lot to teach anyone, no matter your level of experience.
Chael Sonnen is a household name in the MMA community, and it is for a very simple reason - he talks a big game, and then he backs it up.
The Chael Sonnen blueprint is really pretty simple at its base: take the person down, smash through the guard, and start hunting for chokes and joint locks. This is the formula that he has used to fight more world champions than anyone else, with incredible and consistent success. See the techniques that brought us epic main events like the vice-like Guillotine that he used to choke Shogun Rua unconscious, or the throws and passes he used to edge out greats like Michael Bisping and Wanderlei Silva. In fact, Chael is so confident in these Brazilian Jiu Jitsu hacks that he has competed at the highest levels of submission grappling, including 3 trips to ADCC, where he has always won in the early rounds and a huge win in a Superfight where he defeated the legend Leo Viera in 2017.