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 get out of there ASAP.
Opening the closed guard from the knees can work but mostly on beginners and lower belts.
Getting stuck in a strong Closed Guard is one of the worst positions you could end up in, especially if you’re a BJJ white belt.
But here is a simple solution: just stand up!
Heath Pedigo demonstrates what this means on the video below:
Henry Akins Provides A Detailed Breakdown Of The Closed Guard Including Controlling Opponents, Avoiding Sweeps/Submissions, And MORE!
- Finding yourself inside the closed guard can be an absolute nightmare if you don’t have the right tools to manage the bottom player’s advances, and Akins’ has assembled the perfect roadmap to help you dominate from this common position.
- Change your game with Akins’ closed guard secrets derived from years of study and experience with the best practitioners in the world.