How to Strike Past the Guard in MMA Fighting

Learn how to strike past the guard from Team Radical MMA head coach Rene Dreifuss in this Howcast MMA video.

All right guys, now we’re going to talk about striking past the guard. Striking attacks on the guard. Now, when you’re fighting a really good guard fighter like Chad you have to be careful how you punch. All right. I’m here, a lot of guys do this. It’s not wrong, but it’s dangerous. Watch. Watch this, he breaks my posture. Bad news. So, how do I strike? Not saying this is wrong. Control here, right. Control the biceps, come forward, boom. Boom. Boom. This way, use your elbows. Here. Control, bang, boom. Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom. Boom boom boom. Boom boom. Try and submit me, so, Chad is going to try to submit me now. Watch. Ok, elbows are very effective. Make sure though you don’t elbow past the center line. That’s what happens, and you get choked out. So. Here, one more time. Control here, throw the elbow. Throw the elbow. Throw the elbow. One two. One two. Control the wrist, throw the elbow. Control a wrist, here, boom, he’s fighting. Go. That’s how you strike past the guard.