Why The Traditional Hip Escape is Bad for Your Guard Retention

Why The Traditional Hip Escape is Bad for Your Guard Retention

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.

Tired of getting your guard passed? Look at what 2019 ADCC bronze medalist Lachlan Giles is doing.

Giles is known for his impassable and dangerous guard. You can count on one hand the number of times that his guard has been passed in high level competition.

In this video, he shows how using the traditional hip escape is actually bad for your guard retention. He advises that you use a modified hip escape which works much better:

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.