Renato Canuto is a professional jiu jitsu black belt and competitor from Team Checkmat. He was born on June 13, 1996, in Brazil. With a solid judo background from his teenhood, he became a seasoned athlete by competing constantly. In the process, Renato earned a massive reputation for his unstoppable guard passing style and unorthodox jiu jitsu. He not only conquered IBJJF Worlds 2021, IBJJF Worlds No-Gi 2017 and many more, but also is well-known for his unstoppable submission sequences.
What’s your primary concern passing guard?
This might sound familiar to you: You finally swept your opponents or took them down. But start panicking because you can’t seem to figure out a way to pass it?
Guard passing can be easily one of the most intimidating things as a jiu jitsu practitioner. The constant grip fighting and tension being applied to your collar, sleeve, pants grip, and many more not only slow us down but also makes it almost impossible not to get swept, let alone pass the guard. Even though there are numerous ways to pass a guard, figuring out which option works for you can be overwhelming.
How can Renato help?
Renato is known as a guard passing machine, with abundant knowledge to pick apart anybody’s guard. Renato will share his competition-tested expertise on how to approach the guard from a whole different perspective. Just walking into our opponent’s guard where they can easily set up their grips and guard can put us in dangerous situations. Renato will help you find ways to go around their guard, enabling us to attack them ceaselessly with nothing stopping us. This will put our training partners or opponents in defensive mode and let us be the ones in charge.
You can find many such guard passing approaches in Renato's Jiu Jitsu X course: Overpowered Passing, which heavily focuses on outside passing.
What is outside passing?
Outside passing refers to passing style fighting from the outside - trying to pass the guard without putting ourselves inside the guard. Many of us tend to step right into the guard, hoping they end up winning the battle and passing the guard. But that’s not so easy, and the slightest mistake can cost us the win. When we step into their guard, we need to know that that is equivalent to voluntarily giving them grips, guard to play, and opportunities to attack us. In contrast, outside passing allows us to attack our opponents without offering any grip or chance to be offensive. Can you imagine the frustration of your opponents when your outside passing prevents them from using their A-game? Let Renato and his course “Overpowered Passing” help you by sharing his strategy of outside passing!
What else will I learn from this course?
The course is well broken down, reviewing the concept of outside passing and how it can be implemented to pass any form of guard. Here are some of the scenarios that Renato goes over:
When the opponent is playing seated guard
When the opponent is are playing open guard
When the opponent is grab onto our leg
When the opponent is have an unbreakable sleeve grip
When the opponent is have shin to shin set up
And to build muscle memory to be able to instantly shut down our opponent’s attacks as a guard player, Renato provides a few drills to practice. You’ll perfect your passing game a lot more efficiently. Drills included are knee circle, shin to shin pass, and many more!
As much as passing itself is essential, stabilizing the position matters just as much. Without stabilizing the position, our opponents can easily retain their guard and start tangling us up again. Nothing is more upsetting than when you thought you finally passed your oppoenet’s guard, but they always go for their bread and butter move to re-guard. And next thing you know, you are back in their guard playing the game they want you to play. Opponents who play inverted guard are especially notorious for this - their unbreakable grip over your sleeve can really prevent you from passing.. With Renato’s help, you'll find yourself passing and stabilizing positions, even in competitive settings. Say hello to your 3 points!.
Passing and stabilizing are followed up, of course, by submissions. With Renato's help, you'll easily find yourself in scenarios where you've passed the guard and are in a great position to submit your training partner. Maybe even your instructors!
There are also 3 free videos available for every single course including Renato's Overpowered Passing! Just click on any of them to access and start stepping up your jiu jitsu game!