I’m wearing the no gi attire in this video but I had a student ask me how to defend against the stack pass while playing an open guard like the spider lasso. Its important that you understand your guard positions well enough to know what your opponent will try to attempt because that will make your defense that much sharper. Of course, we can still get caught off guard. But it will allow us to have a guide as to what steps to take next. In the accompanying tournament video, I knew that my opponent was trying to stack to get out of the lasso. Knowing this, I unlassoed and began to fight to get the sleeve grip on his opposite arm.