A great article from Paul McVeigh, black belt from Glasgow’s Griphouse in Scotland.
Murilo Santana is one of those guys who has a lot of success in tournament jiu jitsu but is relatively unheard off. He does not have a DVD instructional series, a subscription website or a host of moves named after him. What he does have is a highly effective and brutal passing style that has served him well competing against the some of the best guys in the world.
Posture in the over under position
Murilo’s passing game is based around working from the over under. He will often pressure from this position for up to 6-7mins in the round and not really commit to a pass. In the last 3mins the exhausted opponent is passed and often submitted in rapid succession.
The over under position provides a number of advantages for the athlete:
1. Being latched onto the hips negates the advantages many flexible guard players have.
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