Lasso Guard

Jiu Jitsu black belts in traditional gis demonstrating Lasso Guard

This is another underappreciated position in BJJ. While it may look like Spider Guard, it is very different. While somebody using Spider Guard uses both legs to push against the arms of the opponent, a person using Lasso Guard will wrap one leg around the outside of the arm of the top person and weave it back in under their armpit. This creates a push and pull energy that can set up some very elegant sweeps and can significantly reduce any size advantages that may exist between partners.

 

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