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 techniques and become really good at them. Excellent, even… Because that’s what is going to get you out of that defensive position into a more offensive one.
Essentially, there are two ways you can open Closed Guard. You can do it through standing up or from the “seated” position instead.
Opening Closed Guard can be an extremely difficult and frustrating thing to do. Especially against a skilled opponent… But it’s not all lost.
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