The Fundamentals Of Passing The Guard

The Machado Method

The Breakdown:

Stance, pressure, and control, are the fundamentals of passing the guard according to Master Carlos Machado. He’s serious about passing the guard without actually ‘passing the guard’. He believes that if you focus on these 3 elements, your opponent's guard will “melt”. He also describes a couple of really interesting concepts: The surfer stance and The zombie head tilt.

Goal: Stance, pressure, and control
Base position: Guard, open guard

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Carlos Machado and Hayabusa are collaborating on this series to bring you techniques never seeing outside of highly exclusive seminars before. Master Machado is a Coral belt with over 51 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experience.

The methods and teachings in this series are suitable for all levels, and they solidify fundamental skills that will help to improve your ground game.