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.
Watch any of the early UFC’s and you see Royce Gracie submitting people left and right and some of the most memorable tap outs were from closed guard. It made the world realize that a smaller guy on his back was a dangerous threat. You watch a street fight with a BJJ practitioner and the BJJ practitioner almost always submits the opponent from closed guard if a top or back position is not taken.
So how do you counter and escape such a dangerous position more efficiently?
Coral belt Jean Jacques Machado an unorthodox closed guard escape using a diving Kimura Trap and leg pummeling. If you do properly, they will not be able to take your back.
The important thing is to have your hips floating on top of theirs and pummel your legs to pass…
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