Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times.
Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a longer period of time without doing anything. And, while simply holding your opponent in it and waiting for the right moment is sometimes a good thing to do, it is never a good approach to use the closed guard as a position of rest for yourself.
If you can isolate the opponent’s arm in Closed Guard by wrapping it with their lapel, you’re going to have a plethora of setups at your disposal… And it’s not even that difficult to do it!
Here’s how, as demonstrated by Tomer Alroy:
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