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 both hands to push open the legs or you can pass from the knees. Forget about the old school Gi way of opening the closed where you wedge your knee in your opponent’s butt and push on one leg. That is very hard to do in No Gi (at least on anybody good).
Can’t open the training partner’s Closed Guard? Then you might want to try out the… Neck Lock.
Just, please, be careful with this technique and kind towards your training partners. Otherwise, soon no one will want to roll with you.
Josh Barnett demonstrates on the video below:
Legendary MMA Heavyweight Josh Barnett teaches his catch wrestling principles and concepts for the dynamic double wrist lock.
- The double wrist lock is a kimura variation, that you can supercharge with these catch-as-catch-can secrets that have been passed down to Josh – learn this new style of grappling excellence: see all the catch details for getting the lock, controlling the position, and using it to get the submission in this total technical approach.