Matheus is a professional black belt competitor from team Checkmat under Ricardo Feliciano and Lucas Leite. He was born on February 21, 1995, in Brazil. With his passion for jiu jitsu since his early teenhood, he earned immense fame as a jiu jitsu athlete by competing in events like IBJJF worlds and pans. Out of many specialties, he is specifically known to have unstoppable passing sequences. Utilizing this notorious passing style, nobody ever wants to pull guard against him. If you watch any of his matches, or if you've had the experience of facing him firsthand, you know what it's like - it's as if he teleports right past the toughest guards.
What is your approach to passing guard?
Nothing is more frustrating than you spending endless time to come up on top, only to be completely stumped by your opponent's guard. Despite the countless videos you have watched, nothing seems to be clicking in your head. Not only do you find yourself stuck in their guard, but you also know it is only a matter of time before you get swept or, even worse, get submitted. Passing is great, but it can easily overwhelm any jiu jitsu practitioner. There are too many passing styles out there, and you don’t even know which style works for you and which doesn’t. To help and ease this struggle, Matheus released his latest course, “Guard passing foundations,” hoping to share his competition-tested knowledge with you.
What can be done to improve guard passing?
There are already so many guards to choose from, and newer and fancier ones are being thought up every day.With seemingly hundreds of ways to pass, learning to do so can it's own journey. You might have seen different jiu jitsu celebs cartwheeling, somersaulting, and backflipping past guards. Although that may be impressive on social media, nothing beats the basics. In Matheus’s course “Guard Passing Foundations,” you will be reviewing the concepts of long step passing, knee cut passing, and pressure passing. He goes over the most valuable details of these passes, and also demonstrates multiple variations of how to open the closed guard efficiently. Considering many competitors play offensive closed guard, knowing how to open the closed guard safely is a MUST.
Here are the many guards you will learn to pass in Matheus' course:
De la Riva Gaurd
Reverse De la Riva Guard
Single leg X Guard
Matheus will also go over how to combine and chain the passing sequence. This truly gives you full control over your opponents, keeping them clueless about what they are exactly dealing with. This also allows you to stay at least two steps ahead with a wide range of options.
How exciting is it for you to get past anything your opponents throw at you?
Matheus’ knowledge of adding submission sequences on top of passing makes the overall sequences that much stronger. With the options provided in his course, Matheus can teach you to strategically dominate any given scenario. He provides various options that can lead to passing your opponent's guard or going right for the submission.
What’s stopping you? It is only a matter of time before you’re able to pass anybody’s guard, including your instructors’. Let Matheus guide your way.
There are 3 free videos available for every single course including Metheus’s course “Guard Passing Foundations”! Just click on any one of them to access and start stepping up your jiu jitsu game!