Gi players know that guards like lasso and spider can be some of your most valuable tools in jiu-jitsu. Combined with butterfly guard, though, this technique can really make things difficult for your opponent. You just have to connect them the right way.
In this exclusive video, Jiu-Jitsu Times partner instructor Jonathan Thomas demonstrates how to connect the lasso-spider game with your butterfly guard for sweeps, back-takes, and more. Take a look and explore all the opportunities that can come from this valuable technique!