The Capoeira or cartwheel guard pass is one of the most spectacular guard passes out there.

Although it looks flashy, it’s not as difficult to do as you might think.

In Capoeira, Aú is what they call the cartwheel. It differs a bit from the traditional cartwheel because of their different intentions. An aú, in its base form, is performed very slowly, with arms and legs bent in order to keep a low target profile. Players sometime pause midway during an aú holding it for a [handstand] position, from which they can execute a wide variety of moves.

Stephan Kesting teaches the Cartwheel Guard Pass for BJJ and Submission Grappling. Kesting shows you an easy four step progression, including some drills you can do on your own, to incorporate this exciting move into your repertoire.