We’ve covered the basics of the over/under pass, and we’ve looked at one variation, already. You’ll recall that the variation we looked at involved a back-step/reset combo. This time we’ll look at a variation of the over/under pass that you can use when you can’t or don’t want to rely on the back-step. So follow Coach Dan in the video, and check out the overview here:
Start by moving your left arm from under your opponent’s knee to over his hip.
Step up with your left foot between your opponent’s legs.
Drive to your left – opposite the direction you initially wanted in the over/under. Make sure that when you land, your left knee is on or past your opponent’s thigh.
This move ought to get your opponent onto his side; importantly, he now has both legs on one side of you.
Clamp down on your opponent’s right (i.e. top) leg with your left elbow to keep the leg trapped.
If, at this point, your opponent keeps turning over, it’s your lucky day. Take his back.
Otherwise, pivot back in the direction you originally wanted.
Move into side control. Step by step, get your right arm under his neck, then get your left knee in his hip, then your left elbow in his opposite hip. Ultimately, clasp your hands.
As is often the case in BJJ, this move is about making your opponent move one way so that you can change direction and move easily the other way. There you have it. Like Coach Dan says, “Boink.“