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Rickson Gracie’s Closed Guard Trap Which Catches Opponents on the Blind Side

In BJJ, closed guard is a great place to be for the one on bottom as you have so many options whereas your opponent has much less. The legendary Rickson Gracie  likes to trap his opponent in the...

Andre Galvao Teaches The Easiest Way To Open Closed Guard

There are numerous ways to open your training partner’s or opponent’s Closed Guard. However, you can’t just pick all of them; that is to say, you need to pick a handful of...

This is How to Get The Armbar from Closed Guard by Breaking Posture – Every Time

Do you struggle playing the Closed Guard game? As in, no matter what you try, you just can’t get the Armbar from there? One of the primary culprits behind this problem is that you’re not...

BJJ White Belts: Understand This About Attacking From Closed Guard

Closed Guard is one of those positions from which it can get notoriously frustrating to submit people. Sure, you’re in a more dominant position than your opponent; but submitting them or even...

Justin Flores: ‘Jumping Closed Guard is the Biggest B#tch Move in all of Grappling’

Why is jumping guard legal? Why does the other person have to keep the jumper safe by holding their weight? There are risks for lower back injuries, knee injuries, and head trauma from being knocked...

Bernardo Faria Shares a Secret Omoplata from Closed Guard Detail

The Omoplata is often one of those elusive submissions. Your opponents see it coming and try to elude getting submitted by either staying extremely tight with their elbows or by “slipping...

Rickson Gracie Shares His Tips to Being Comfortable Inside Closed Guard

Being in Closed Guard is almost never an exciting task. Your sole purpose while you’re inside it is to break free; to somehow open up the space between you and your opponent, so as to escape...

This Easy Closed Guard System Is Effective at all Levels

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

These Concepts Make the Closed Guard Simple to Understand

The path of understanding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seems to happen in waves. When you first begin training, you’re utterly confused; but then, after some time, things start to seem simple...

Do You Struggle with Breaking Closed Guard? These Tips Will Help

Breaking Closed Guard is one of those things that a lot of BJJ athletes – especially white and blue belts – have quite a bit of trouble with. Especially when they’re going against...

This Cheeky Armbar From Top Closed Guard Works Surprisingly Well

Armbar from Closed Guard is often times the first submission you’ll ever learn. As you drill it from one side to another, you’ll also get to understand the importance of using your hips...

Bow & Arrow Cross Collar Choke from Closed Guard by Augusto Frota

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

The Big Brother Sweep is Your New Favorite Sweep from Closed Guard

There’s no denying it: sweeping people from Closed Guard can sometimes be surprisingly difficult. Especially as you climb through the ranks and as your opponents become more skillful in...

4 Closed Guard Sweeps Every BJJ White Belt Needs To Know

If you’re a BJJ white belt, then you should focus on learning the basics first. That is: if you focus on learning a couple of techniques reasonably well from every major position, you’re...

Surprise Your Opponents with a Brabo Choke from Closed Guard

“Sheesh, Closed Guard is so ineffective for submissions after you reach a certain level… There’s no point in learning it anymore.” But is there? Whether you like playing...

‘Pretzel’ Stack Closed Guard Pass Used by Roger Gracie & Braulio Estima

Opening a strong closed guard in the Gi is usually very tough. You can either stand explosively and use both hands to push open the legs or you can pass from the knees. For No Gi you can try this...

Marcelo Garcia’s Simple & Easy Closed Guard System That Will Get You More Wins

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

Rickson Gracie’s Closed Guard Cross Collar Choke Secrets Shared by Henry Akins

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

Weird Medicine Ball Exercise That’ll Improve Your Closed Guard Strength

Closed Guard is sooooo boring, right? It’s, like, the very first thing you learn in your first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class. And it’s so static, there’s not a lot that you can do from...

Renato Laranja’s ‘Steve Urkel’ Posture That Gives You an Unbreakable Posture in the Closed Guard

On of the funniest man in Jiu-Jitsu is Renato Laranja who is actually also a legit BJJ black belt. In this video he shows, mixed with comedy, some game changing concepts on the importance of proper...

Attacks You Should Master From The BJJ Closed Guard

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

(GRAPHIC INJURIES) Why Jumping Closed Guard Should Be Illegal

  Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ GF Team black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is an instructor at M3Fight Academy....

Craig Jones Sets Up the Boston Crab Submission From the Closed Guard

At first glance Boston Crab submission looks straight out of WWE. In fact it looks so eccentric many experienced grapplers would scoff at it. But as MMA fighter Jonno Mears proved in his latest bout...

The Sneakiest Attack in Jiu-Jitsu: Ezekiel Choke from Closed Guard

Being unpredictable and prepared will go a long way for your Jiu-Jitsu. That is: if you have the skills and you can set them up in unpredictable, sneaky ways… You’ll be able to submit...