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Stack pass and dealing with frames (Lachlan Giles)
Who is Lachlan Giles? He is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under John Simon and arguable one of the top Australian grapplers of his generation. Giles earned his distinguished reputation in prestigious tournaments such as IBJJF World No-Gi Championship, Pan Pacific Championship, Boa Super 8 and Eddie Bravo Invitational.
Tighten up your game with the great Lachlan Giles!
Giles hails from Melbourne, Australia. At a young age he was influenced by martial arts movies. He was introduced to Jiu Jitsu at the age of 15 when he saw Royce Gracie’s legendary performance at UFC 1. Lachlan began his training in Jiu Jitsu under Tyrone Crosse. It was under Tyrone’s tutelage that he progressed to purple belt. His club changed coaches and Lachlan progressed to black belt under John Simon. It is worth noting that Giles was also heavily influenced by Thiago Stefanutti. Thiago also awarded Giles the first degree on his black belt.
Lachlan has many exceptional achievements as a grappler. He is the ADCC Asia & Oceania Trials Champion in 2015 and 2017. He is the IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion and Pan Pacific No-GI Champion in 2016 and 2017. He won the UAEJJF Continental Pro Champion in 2018. Giles also took second place at the Boa Super 8 1st Edition and 2nd Edition in 2015. Lachlan took 3rd place at Eddie Bravo Invitational 5. He claimed second place at the 2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi and 3rd place at the IBJJF World No-Gi Championship in 2017.
In this video Lachlan Giles explores the stack pass and dealing with some common counters. He starts standing with our opponent in a supine position. His opponent is defending the pass with his feet. Giles uses c grips to defeat his opponent’s legs; the first line of defense. One c grip is on his opponent’s knee the other one is on their ankle. He drives in using straight arms to push his opponent to the top part of their back. He spends some time explaining in detail the correct position. His chest should be on the lower part of this training partner’s back. The key is to curl your opponent’s spine in a way where they feet have lost any offensive or defensive abilities. Next he keeps one hand on their chest and the other on the back. Next Lachlan drops one knee and uses his head to open up the space necessary for side control. Giles states that it is imperative to have control of our training partner or opponent before we pass. If we do not have control we have to battle our opponent’s frames. If our opponent does frame Giles suggests trapping the frame to the mat with your knee. The other common counter is if our training partner rolls. If they pursue that escape Giles states to secure the seat belt and take their back.
This video is a wonderful example of Lachlan Giles’s ability to communicate technique to even novice grapplers. Like all of Giles’ instructional videos, there is a lot of detail. I know that I often gain new insights every time I re-watch one of his videos. Certainly, they have a powerful impact on anyone who makes a careful study of them. Giles’ education, the success of his students and the popularity that he has achieved are testaments to his exceptional abilities as an instructor. Certainly the Jiu Jitsu community is lucky to have him.