As the old saying goes, “the angle makes the strangle“.

It’s true, but we can also say that the angle makes the pass, and also the guard retention.

In Jiu Jitsu we rarely go in a straight line, we are always trying to get some angle in order to deflect our opponent’s resistance.

In this video, I break down how Dante Leon was able to free his leg from Nicky Ryan’s knee shield half guard, several times during the match, by utilizing proper leg pummeling technique and angles.