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Renato Laranja’s ‘Steve Urkel’ Posture That Gives You an Unbreakable Posture in the Closed Guard

On of the funniest man in Jiu-Jitsu is Renato Laranja who is actually also a legit BJJ black belt. In this video he shows, mixed with comedy, some game changing concepts on the importance of proper...

Attacks You Should Master From The BJJ Closed Guard

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

(GRAPHIC INJURIES) Why Jumping Closed Guard Should Be Illegal

  Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ GF Team black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is an instructor at M3Fight Academy....

Craig Jones Sets Up the Boston Crab Submission From the Closed Guard

At first glance Boston Crab submission looks straight out of WWE. In fact it looks so eccentric many experienced grapplers would scoff at it. But as MMA fighter Jonno Mears proved in his latest bout...

The Sneakiest Attack in Jiu-Jitsu: Ezekiel Choke from Closed Guard

Being unpredictable and prepared will go a long way for your Jiu-Jitsu. That is: if you have the skills and you can set them up in unpredictable, sneaky ways… You’ll be able to submit...

When is Half Guard Better than Closed Guard?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Back in the day, half guard was seen as a position that was halfway to...

The Potato Smasher Choke From Inside their Closed Guard

Being inside somebody’s closed guard can often be a nightmare because of the constant necessity to open and pass it, as well as because of the constant danger of being swept and submitted… But,...

This Small Detail Will Change Your Closed Guard Game

In BJJ, closed guard is a great place to be for the one on bottom as you have so many options whereas your opponent has much less. You might consider the Closed Guard as an „old fashioned“...

Get Unfriended With This Quick Wrist Lock from Closed Guard with Roger Gracie

Wrist lock is perhaps the most underutilized and underestimated submissions in Grappling. There is no denying the effectiveness of the submission, along with the huge number of positions that it can...

Roger Gracie Most Effective Closed Guard Armbar Set Up

Roger Gracie is known for having the best closed guard in the world. In this video, Roger will fix your closed guard by explaining the do’s and don’t of the position, he then finishes it...

Disrespect Their Closed Guard with the Steamroller Footlock by Relson Gracie (Red Belt)

9th Degree Red Belt Grandmaster Relson Gracie showing his guard pass to a foot lock in Rio de Janeiro academy. This is a great option when you can’t open your opponent’s closed guard. You...

Sneaky Ezekiel Choke From Inside the Closed Guard On Top

Being inside somebody’s closed guard can often be a nightmare because of the constant necessity to open and pass it, as well as because of the constant danger of being swept and...

5 BJJ Submissions From Closed Guard You Should Master

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Andre Galvao Teaches The SUPER ARMBAR From Closed Guard

The Armbar from Closed Guard is one of the first submissions a new BJJ white belt learns. But, it’s also one of those submissions that – after a while – aren’t regarded with the same...

Cris Cyborg Shows How to Counter Someone Jumping To Closed Guard

Former UFC and Invicta world champion Cristiane Justino aka Cyborg has just been promoted to black belt in BJJ by the legendary Rubens Cobrinha Charles. Cyborg has been training BJJ and grappling for...

Opening The Closed Guard In No Gi Isn’t Easy, But This One Option Works Every Time

As you might have noticed, opening the Closed Guard in No Gi is super tricky business… Or, at the very least – a lot of times, it is much more difficult to do than it is the case in the Gi....

Keenan Cornelius: ‘How Your Instructor Taught You To Open Closed Guard is WRONG’

BJJ black belt Keenan Cornelius released a video where he discredits the classic way of opening closed guard: knee in the middle, isolate a leg and push back. Keenan stated: “The way that your...

How To Get To Closed Guard From Standing with Claudio Calasans

Claudio Calasans is considered to be one of the best middleweight jiu jitsu competitors on the scene today.  This judo and jiu jitsu black belt, has reached the top of the podium at the IBJJF...

The Serbian Spine Crusher Is The Meanest Closed Guard Pass in BJJ

Opening a strong closed guard in the Gi is usually very tough. You can either stand explosively and use both hands to push open the legs or you can pass from the knees. For No Gi you can try this...

The Octopus Guard Is Your New Best Position… Especially From Closed Guard!

Ever felt the need to practice some unusual setups and techniques? We’re certain you did, but we’re also sure that you tried out some really low percentage moves; ones that look fancy,...

Upgrade Your Closed Guard With This Triple Attack Sequence From Jt Torres

You might consider the Closed Guard as an „old fashioned“ position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but you can’t deny the fact that you still lock it up quite often. That is to say, no matter how...

Surprising Triangle Choke From Closed Guard by BJJ World Champ Giancarlo Bodoni

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...

Finish Every Time with the Guillotine from Closed Guard by Pedro Marinho

Takedown attempts should always be countered by a sprawl but what about defending and countering takedowns with a well timed guillotines? The Guillotine Choke is a very powerful submission, one that...

Marcelo Garcia’s Effective Way To Open Closed Guard No Gi

Opening the closed guard in No Gi grappling is trickier than with the Gi. You don’t have much to hold on to, and the opponent is slippery. Marcelo Garcia showed a brilliant way of opening the...