Category Archives: Spider guard

Trap your opponents in your web with these great Spider Guard basics

Spider guard basicsI’m a big fan of getting the basics right. When it comes to Spider guard, this couldn’t be more true.

If you’re a fan of the Spider guard but are battling to finish from there, make sure you’re getting the basics right.

Check out this BJJ Joe video by Professor Kris Kim of Yongsan BJJ at Trent Warrior Fitness Center, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Seoul, Korea. The detail in the grip explanations is simply phenomenal.

Be sure to check out the notable points at these times:

0:15 Grip Basics
1:30 Establishing Position
4:22 Foot & Hand Position
7:20 Basic Movement
8:06 Transitions

How to pass Spider guard with Ricardo Cavalcanti

Spider guard passThere’s nothing more irritating than being stuck in the guard of a good Spider guard player. You can’t go forward. You can’t go backwards and if their grips are very good, you actually find yourself with sore biceps. Not pleasant.

Here’s the solution. In this video by Cavalcanti Jiu Jitsu. Ricardo Cavalcanti, who is a 5th degree Blackbelt under Carlson Gracie Sr shows us exactly how to break your opponents grips and pass their guard to a dominant position.