Ep. 34 - Single Leg Defense - Cross Ankle Pick to Quarter Guard Back Step Pass

No Gi - All, No Gi - Jiu Jitsu, No Gi - Single Leg Defense, No Gi - Single Leg Offense

This episode is a 2 for 1 deal! The first breakdown covers John Poznanski's cross ankle pick from the 2019 Super 32 Tournament. The cross pick (in this specific situation) can take your opponent by surprise as they are the aggressor initiating the takedown. In Jiu Jitsu, once the cross pick is executed you will often times find yourself in a quarter guard position where your whizzer now becomes their underhook. In the second breakdown, Michael covers a back step pass used by Roberto Jimenez at the Third Coast Grappling Kumite 5. The back step pass is an effective way to create an opening, win the pummel battle, and pass the quarter guard position.