Getting tangled in someone’s funky spider guard web is exhausting, especially if they’re wrenching your arms around like a marionette. Fortunately, this pass requires technique rather than energy and sets you up for a quick submission.
Black belt Travis Haynes of Ohio’s Mat Lab BJJ has been tinkering in the laboratory again, and shows how to get out of guard into back position before your tarantula opponent can react. Your foot on their knee breaks down the guard, creating space for you to step in, hook their other knee, and roll them right into your lap. It’s quick and low exertion, and prime for drilling with your favorite (or least favorite) arachnid partner.