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Result for: closed guard

Closed Guard To Technical Mount – Here’s How To Do It

Your closed guard is only as effective as your ability to use it for sweeps, transitions and submissions is… However, it’s only as useful as your ability to preserve it when your...

Neck Lock – The Nastiest Way To Open The Closed Guard

Opening a strong closed guard in No Gi is usually way tougher than in the Gi. You don’t have much to hold on to, the opponent is slippery etc… You can either stand explosively and use...

Marcio “Macarrao” Stambowsky Shows A Fast Armbar From Closed Guard

The Cross Collar Choke is probably one of the first submissions you’ve learned on your BJJ journey – perhaps even the first one. However, as you and your training partners gain some experience,...

Simple Wrist Lock From Closed Guard – You’ll Be Able To Use It Today

Wrist lock is perhaps the most underutilized and underestimated submissions in Grappling. There is no denying the effectiveness of the submission, along with the huge number of positions that it can...

Wanna Wrist Lock People From Closed Guard? Here’s How

Wrist lock is perhaps the most underutilized and underestimated submissions in Grappling. There is no denying the effectiveness of the submission, along with the huge number of positions that it can...

The Kneebar Sweep Works Exceptionally Well From Closed Guard

Whenever your opponent starts standing up with their arms posted on your biceps/underneath your armpits, you have a chance for a Kneebar Sweep. A kneebar (also known...

Bernardo Faria Shares A “Secret” Tip For Getting The Omoplata From Closed Guard

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...

Kimura From Closed Guard: Setup (And Variations) By Roy Dean

Ah, the Kimura from Closed Guard… Many a times the first submission of every BJJ white belt. Hits right into the nostalgia, doesn’t it? Kimura (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), chicken wing/double...

How To Open Closed Guard? Try The “Knee Post” Method

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...

Cross Grip Back Take From Closed Guard by Kurt Osiander

Taking the back from positions like Mount, Side Control and Half Guard is something that you’re probably used to aim for, something that you’ve likely practiced for hundreds and hundreds...

Flashback: Anderson Silva’s Incredible Closed Guard Body Triangle Sweep Technique

MMA legend Anderson da Silva is a 3rd degree BJJ black belt under Ricrado De La Riva. He has legit BJJ skills which he has showcased in a few occasions in his MMA career. He just doesn’t use...

Passing the Closed Guard with Kimura Seems Impossible but It’s Actually High Percentage

Closed guard is a dangerous place to be in for the one on top. Your opponent has so many options and you, realistically have very few. You either have to open it or force a submission. You need to...

This Armpit Armbar from the Closed Guard Will Blow Your Mind

The posture is superbly important in Jiu Jitsu. This is applicable in closed guard. If you can make your opponent round his back and, by doing so, get him to lose his upright position, then you have...

Stacking the Closed Guard Is Actually Very Effective Guard Pass

Guest post by Max De Michelis blogger, BJJ Black Belt under Roberto Atalla and runs Rio Grappling Club Massa.  Priit Mihkelson’s ideas about top closed guard are very interesting but also...

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...