There are 2 guard passes that have been working quite well for me lately against guys whos guards I've found hard to pass. Since I haven't really seen them taught in any instructionals I own, I'd like it if someone gave me comments on if they thought the moves are good.
Move 1: I get one leg on my shoulder and push the other knee down and out with my other arm. It begins like the standard "leg on shoulder" guard pass, but since I've had problems reaching his neck or shoulder, I've begun to modify the move by simply doing a sort of "back step" right into reverse scarf hold. F.ex. if I have his right leg on my shoulder, I'll step with my right leg. I end up in a variation of the reverse scarf hold in which I don't overhook his arm, just hold his far hip with my forearm/elbow. Then I work on getting a more secure pin by either overhooking his arm or grabbing his head.
Move 2: I overhook one of his thighs and grab the foot of the other leg and pull. I then move one of my knees past the knee of his grabbed leg, so that his knee is in my stomach and I'm almost passed. The last step is to go to the same reverse scarf hold variation as above.
Notice that both of these moves are about going to reverse scarf hold in which I'm really still only controlling my opponent's hips and not his chest.
What do you think about these moves (for no-gi)?