Beat the tightest of guards. Ever get stuck in a guard so tight it feels like you’re a fly caught in a Venus flytrap. There are grips everywhere and none of your usual passing strategies seem to work. In fact, they seem to be making the situation worse. It may be hard to focus, never mind begin dismantling the vines around your limbs. BUT as you inch closer to almost inevitable doom you remember that….

… Nick & Danny have an instructional on this exact problem. A modern solution to an age-old problem. Since the dawn of jiu jitsu, jiujiteiros have been striving for perfection in the dismantling of guards and execution of takedowns & sweeps. A new jiu jitsu age is upon us now which means the rising of new guards BUT ALSO the rising of new ways to dismantle them.

Deconstruct the building blocks of your opponent’s guard. The modern passing mindset is designed to help you strip down your opponent’s guard by deleting their frames and any level of guard retention that might be left after that. Nick and Danny will take you through their basic concepts and some fancy biomechanical tips that will have you ready to counter any reaction and attack from your opponent.

Never throw caution at the wind. Learn how to dismantle guards such as the lasso, single leg x, and collar sleeve with techniques such as stack passing, knee cutting, and your very own guide to grip breaking mechanics. Your opponent won’t know what hit ‘em.

Not sure where to begin? Follow this course’s flowchart HERE.

Target Audience

  • For people who struggle to get rid of grips and frames when passing
  • For those who struggle to maintain and control the guard pass
  • For grapplers who want to add to their library of guard passing mechanisms

Topics for this course

40 Lessons


Single Sleeve Lasso

Single Sleeve Lasso: Stepping Over The Leg

Collar And Sleeve

Double Sleeve

Spider Lasso

Spider Collar


About the instructors

“Some of the highest level passing instruction on the market. A great added bonus is that there are two of them, so they’re constantly playing devil’s advocate and asking questions many of us are thinking during the course.”


This is one of the honest reviews written by a user who avidly takes the “Modern Passing Mindset” course by Nick and Danny. Their techniques have been proven to work and are competition tested. Together, Nick and Danny will explain why and how small details help you understand the whole mechanism behind each technique.


Nick and Danny, the dynamic duo with vicious jiu jitsu!


Nick and Danny are both professional jiu jitsu black belt instructors and active competitors. Both are co-founders of the Movement Art Jiu-Jitsu Academy outside Philadelphia, PA. After making it to several IBJJF podiums such as IBJJF Pan Championship, IBJJF American Nationals NOGI, and many more as color belts, they received their black belt under legendary Mikey Musumeci. 


Both are known for their outstanding performance. Based on their records, 50% of their wins were from submissions finishing the match early. 


They brought their solid competition understanding and broad knowledge of guard work and passing to JJX users with two courses:Keymaster” and “Modern Passing Mindset.”


Are you sick of getting your guard passed over and over again?


Have you ever felt that nothing seems to stop your training partners from passing your guard? You are trying everything to create a distance and prevent yourself from being smashed over and over… and when you finally manage to do so, they jump over our guard, and find yourself in bottom side control AGAIN! Out of many specialties An incredible guard is one of the main things Nick and Danny are known for. Nobody gets to pass their guard. In one of their courses, “Keymaster,” you will access all the secrets of how to use 2-on-1 guard properly and take full advantage of the transitions it offers.


Nick and Danny will go over guard retention, sweeps, and attacks using the keymaster, followed by variations depending on your opponents’ reaction. Weight distribution is a huge factor when it comes to jiu jitsu. And to be an offensive guard player, you need a profound understanding of how to utilize it; that’s what Nick and Danny are going to teach you, step by step!


The course consists of 7 extensive chapters, categorizing common weight distribution reactions from our opponents:

  • When the weight is on the near leg

  • When the weight is back

  • When the weight is on the arms

  • When the weight is on the far leg

  • When the weight is on the armpit frame

  • When the weight is on the hand

  • When the opponent is kneeling


The course analyzes the weight distribution and allows you to take maximum advantage. Any time your training partners think they are safe, BOOM, you will surprise them with spamming attacks.


1 to 10, how would you rate your passing skills?


Even if you'd consider your passing skills to be around a 0, you don't have to be intimidated to learn. And if you're on the other end of the spectrum and feel like you have a great grasp on passing, there are still minute but incredibly helpful details worth discovering. There’s always one training partner who pulls guard repeatedly as if they know that is your weakness. You feel like you are getting closer and closer every time, yet you can’t figure out how to solidify the pass… Their different grips and continuous off-balancing can be overwhelming. Another course of theirs, “Modern Passing Mindset” was explicitly designed for people looking to solve this issue. Their profound reinterpretation of modern jiu jitsu guards can take you steps closer to passing new age jiu jitsu’s various open guards. Understanding differences between similar-looking guards and how to remove each frame efficiently make passing manageable. Here are some of the positions Nick and Danny go over:

  • Single sleeve lasso

  • Collar and Sleeve

  • Double Sleeve

  • Spider and Lasso

  • Spider and Collar


The course “Modern Passing Mindset” will allow you to unlock all the secrets to shut down and neutralize any offensive guard. You’ll start frustrating all of your training partners no matter how flexible and agile they are. With Nick and Danny’s help, you’ll no longer have to worry about getting trapped in a guard!


There are also 3 free videos available for every single course, including Nick and Danny’s “Keymaster” and “Modern Passing Mindset”! Click on any of them to access and start stepping up your jiu jitsu game!


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very smart!!

Completely changed how I thought about passing. Nick and Danny’s instruction is on another level.

Very good course with easy to follow instruction.

Some of the highest level passing instruction on the market. A great added bonus is that there are two of them, so they’re constantly playing devils advocate and asking questions many of us are thinking during the course. 5/5

I am close to halfway through this course and with almost 30 minutes of videos, I’ve learned so many details that it made me rethink how to approach the guard as a whole. The first 2 minutes showed me a key detail that I never knew in my 16 years of training BJJ. This course is a game changer! Also, the visual and clear explanations that Danny and Nick display really shows they know the ins and outs of passing. Not only do they explain what they are doing as a passer, but they also show what the guard player is doing right or wrong in each scenario and how to address each roadblock(frame) you encounter.

Awesome details throughout the instructional and well defined course!

This is probably my favorite passing instructional...ever? I have been studying a lot of footage and working on a passing game that tries to funnel most of the outside leg position guards (DLR, collar sleeve, lasso, etc) to the half lasso position for maybe the past year, and this instructional comes out and blows me away. The Bolo Bros show a really complete treatment of the position (clearly showing to me how little I actually knew about all of the options from there) and then show you ways to break down most of the sleeve guards back to this checkpoint. Nick and Danny are s-tier instructors - very detailed and insightful, super technical, but not the types to needlessly drone on either. They work well as a team in a lot of the videos. They organized the material really well - they don`t present a mish-mash of stuff (this is a common gripe I have with a lot of instructionals), they give you a system of interwoven techniques that deal with the common reactions you`ll see in practice. I instantly ordered the Keymaster instructional as well after seeing the quality of their work. I hope JJX will have them back to round out their thoughts on guard passing with some DLR and inside leg position content. Thanks guys!

This instructional is awesome. I have already added highly effective aspects to my game just from the first concepts section of the set. I can’t wait to continue to deep dive the rest.

Honestly Daniel and Nick are the best online instructors. Their crab ride and bolo series on the Grapplers Guide revolutionised my game and I have been meaning to perfect my passing.

It’s as if Jiujitsu X and Daniel and Nick answered my prayers. Their approach to the top game is amazing, cannot recommend this enough.

Best instructional of 2021. Going to change my game dramatically, everyone is in trouble!

Hands down best passing instructional money can buy. Every chapter is clear and concise. This is not a collection of techniques but rather a passing formula where you always have an answer. The flow chart provides a macro level understanding of the position. Every serious BJJ player needs this.

The concepts discussed are very useful in better understanding passing (when to use what kind of pass depending on what you’re opponent is doing). Nick and Danny explain things clearly and show you important little details that make a great difference in not getting trapped in a person’s guard and getting an effective pass. I’m excited to try the techniques soon!

High quality instruction by Nick and Danny. The way they breakdown every position/reaction is very understandable and unique. Can’t wait for more courses by them.

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What Will I Learn?

  • How To Anticipate And Unwind Your Opponent’s Reactions
  • How To Delete Frames
  • Effectively Pass Guards Like The Single Sleeve Lasso, Collar & Sleeve, Double Sleeve, Spider Lasso And Spider Collar

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