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Guarding Passing and T-Bar Kneebar

Practice today started with Jeet Kune Do entering by slipping the jab, trapping, and backfisting. To this we added kicks and other methods of intercepting before setting up the straight blast, clinching to knees, elbows, and headbutts. I still move like a geriatric dump truck so I had difficulty with applying forward pressure. Even though it would simplify my life to push forward and put pressure on my partner, it was not readily obvious due to the stress-strain relationship my lower extremities have with accelerating and decelerating rapidly in any direction. Hopefully practice (and more rehabilitation will make perfect).
On the ground we worked guard passing. It is important to remember that solid fundamentals and base are the basis of guard passing. Thus after establishing good posture working the legs and hands methodically to positions of maximal leverage to break the guard rather than hurrying to break is important. We worked two methods for breaking the first stays on the ground using a "T" position of the legs and perpendicular forearm pressure to break open the legs. From here there are two methods to pass.
The same side pass uses the leg that was not placed near your partner under their coccyx and the rearmost breaking arm to slide your opponents same side leg down as you slide you knee to the floor, past their thigh, pinning with your distal leg and shin. Simultaneously the other knee comes up, splitting your opponent's legs as you reach through and hug your partner, the same side arm hugs the head. Your opposite arm cradles the unpinned leg, placing pressure on both the upper body as well as the sinews of their thighs. Now "spider man" out, flipping the non pinning leg 270 degrees over to the far side of your pinning leg, turning your body toward the ceiling before unpinning the leg and reestablishing in a solid side mount, resuming a face to the mat pinning and attacking position over your partner's chest.
The cross side pass uses the leg under the coccyx to slide up and over the thigh, while the arm on this side controls the lapel or reaches for an underhook. The opposite hand goes for same side wrist or sleeve control, the nonpinning leg on this side escapes out and you slide over the pinned leg into a side mount position.
The other way introduced to pass the guard was from the high guard, standing and coming down with one knee up, using the feed of you opponent's guard dictates which side the knee slides through to pin. This allows you to use the coccyx knee as the pinning knee same side or cross side to perform either one of the passes above.
As part of our warm up today, the others shot double legs. I don't quite have the knee dexterity to shoot a double so I went for a high crotch position, and Dan showed me the T-bar position, where you essentially set up a biceps locked figure four position. Thus from a side clinch position the dorsal hand reaches through and grabs the biceps of the ventral arm that has posted to the far hip. The opponent is lifted and dumped to their back. From here you can slide down the leg to the ankle, and drop to the mat with a cross body ankle lock or heel hook. Alternatively you can spin around keeping the arm tucked under the armpit and sit for a knee bar.

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