Prof. Jorge Pereira – Spider Guard Pass to Armbar

Jorge Pereira is a coral belt under Rickson Gracie. He is originally from Rio de Janeiro and has competed in many jiu jitsu and Vale Tudo matches. His best quote was spoken after a particulary tough fight with Alessandro Stefano, “A warrior doesn’t bleed, his honor overflows”.

In this video Pereira shows an awesome guard pass straight into an armbar. This move is a great example efficiency and effectiveness:

Guard passing against a skilled guard player in jiu jitsu can be an exhausting task. I try to find any way I can to maximize efficiency during that part of the game. I like the technique shown in this video because it does’t require a ton of explosiveness or speed. Because it goes right from the pass directly to a submission, it really increases it’s efficiency. Lately I’ve been trying to think of guard passing more as a series of concepts rather than techniques, so I like the concept of pass straight to a sub. I’m sure there are many more examples of this concept in jiu jitsu, which may be one of my next deep dives of learning.