What is guard retention?
Guard retention is the act of getting your opponent back in front of you and in between your legs, as he tries to pass your guard. You need to have a grip and at least 3 points of contact.
We all have that training partner that is really flexible and whenever you roll with them, you spend a long time trying to solve the riddle of their guard…
Well that can be you.
Guard retention, hand-in-hand with guard passing, is one of the most important skills in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
And you need to work on it, daily.
Here are some basic guard retention concepts, as explained by Gordon Ryan.
They’re very important and super useful. Don’t miss out:
Lachlan Giles and Ariel Tabak show you a total technical gameplan for keeping your guard against any over or around-style of pass.
- Defend torreandos, stack passes, leg drags, and more with tips on how to keep the guard, improve position, and get back on attack.
- ADCC Absolute medalist Lachlan Giles teams up with his guard retention specialist and black belt Ariel Tabak for this 8-part instructional release.