Jimmy Pedro, the most successful competitor and coach from America has some moves that everyone has forgotten about. Do they still work? Abso-freakin-lutely. While Jimmy respects BJJ a lot, he often looks at the complex guards today and thinks that people are overthinking things. There are some simple ways to pass almost any guard, and when he tries them he still smashes them.
The Same Pass Every Time
Jimmy starts off with what he calls a split the legs pass – or an over/under. You can literally use this pass for any guard and go into it at any time. This pass is used a lot in BJJ – principally by pressure passer Bernardo Faria, but Jimmy has a very different twist on it – literally. It is a different pass but equally as effective. If you like the type of Jiu-Jitsu that is simple, strong and works every time, you will be blown away by this pass.
A System For Destroying the Half Guard
Jimmy is a system guy: he got that from his dad, also a very accomplished Judo player and coach. A lot of guys struggle passing half guard, especially against aggressive guys who love to study the latest trends in Half Guard. But Jimmy has a rule, if your knees are pinned on one side and your head is being forced to face the the other way, you can’t hold half guard. Jimmy has used his half guard pass to win untold amounts of championships against the toughest groundfighters from Brazil (Judo is even more popular in Brazil than BJJ – most people don’t know that) and to win multiple Olympic Medals. This will shred any halfguard that you face in class or in tournaments. It is simple, hard nosed and it works – no more grasping for answers..
What You Will Learn:
- Over Under Split The Leg Pass
- Preventing The Kimura From Over Under
- Cut Across From Over Under
- Double Under Pass From Half Guard
- Lapel Lock Half Guard Pass
- Double Lock/Lockdown Pass Finish With Kimura
- Standing Transitions Into Passing
- Grip Breaking
Check Out How To Prevent The Kimura From Over-Under Pass
So Who Is Jimmy Pedro:
James "Jimmy" A. Pedro is a retired American judo competitor who won multiple World Championships and multiple bronze medals in the Olympics and World Championships. He was born October 30, 1970 in his hometown of Danvers, Massachusetts, and was trained by his father James Pedro, a 1976 Olympic Alternate. He is a Shichidan (7th degree Black Belt), and also has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business Economics and OBM from Brown University. His favorite
Pedro was the World Champion at 73 kg in 1999, and also won bronze medals in the 1991 and 1995 World Championships. Pedro represented the United States in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympic Games, winning bronze in 1996 and 2004. His entry in the "Legends" section of a major judo magazine's web site lists 29 gold medals in international competition.
Gold major international medals
Silver major international medals
Bronze major international medals
5th place in major international events