Guard passing angles in BJJ
It is very important while passing someone’s guard that you make proper guard passing angles in BJJ. While you might want to stand there because you think you can see better, do not stand directly in front of dangerous opponents. Standing or sitting. The human body is set up to be at its strongest both offensively and defensively against opponents positioned directly in front of it. A good boxer can/should be scared of standing in range directly in front of a dangerous puncher, and wisely always seeks to stay either out of range or angles off to a side whenever possible. In addition, a good Jiu-Jitsu practitioner should be wary of staying directly in front of a dangerous guard and should use distance and find proper angles to gain initial safety and advantage when approaching. As soon as you establish contact, look to create those angles and do as much of your work as possible with the benefit of angle instead of working working directly in front of a skilled guard player because many are very good at using their legs (when you are in between them) to do damage. Here at Savarese BJJ (www.njbjj.com) we teach a 4 limbs theory of keeping people inside our legs to attack.