Defending the stack pass from spider lasso

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

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Lasso Guard Basics

shallow lasso

Recently I posted on Reddit last week covering the different guard transitions that I use in tournaments which you can check out here and one big topic of interest was the lasso.  The lasso is a pretty broad term for throwing one of your legs on your opponents arm or shoulder while they’re trying to pass.  I know there’s more to it but we need a working definition.  Any way there are two main lasso positions.  There is the shallow

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