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Kill The Knee Shield And Pass With Yuri Simoes
How To Kill The Knee Shield by Yuri Simoes
Regarded by many as one of the top competitors of his generation, Yuri Simoes is a high level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ricardo Vieira. Yuri has won the IBJJF Mundial, World No Gi championship, European open, and the ADCC in 2015. Yuri is a seasoned veteran and also a very good teacher. Today we are going to look at how to kill to knee shield with Yuri Simoes.
Takedowns are one of Yuri’s specialties. He was even able to take down Olympic Judo silver medalist Travis Stevens in competition – which nobody expected.
Watch the video below and then we will break down Yuri’s technique for passing in no gi. Check it out now!
Yuri Simoes starts out by explaining that this is something that happens a lot in no gi: often times from knee shield half guard or reverse de la riva. What Yuri does it he controls his training partner’s bottom leg using his arm in knee. From here he kicks his leg back and clears his opponent’s leg allowing him to sit on his opponent’s leg with his knee. Then he inches up his training partner’s body until he can secure the under hook. Yuri either gets double under hooks or arm and head control. The goal here is to smash your opponent. Pay attention to how Yuri controls his opponent’s leg using his hook. Yuri will keep climbing up his training partner’s body until he can isolate the arm for an arm bar. Keep in mind the entire time he is transitioning up the body he is using pressure and controlling the limbs. Another option is to get the under hook and pass to your training partner’s back side in order to take his back.
This is a very great technique from Yuri Simoes to pressure pass the knee shield! Remember the positioning Yuri emphasizes in this video multiple times. It is very important to establish connectivity and control before you begin to move. Try this one the next time you are struggling with the knee shield!