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5 High Percentage Submissions From 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...

Andre Galvao Has an Easy Way to Open the Closed Guard

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...

Cobrinha Has Great Closed Guard Kimura And Hip Bump Sweep Tips

Yeah, you may not be too fond of the basic techniques – they are basic, after all. But if we’re being totally honest, you could still use a bit of assistance with them. This is probably true...

How Xande Ribeiro Traps His Opponents in The Side Closed Guard

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. Xande Ribeiro likes to trap his opponent in the side closed guard...

Who Was Oscar Gracie? Find Out In The „Closed Guard: The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil“ Documentary

Even at first glance, you will notice that the history of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is full of interesting things. Of exhilarating details that have played a very important role in how the Gentle Art has...

John Danaher On How Standing Up Is The Best Way To Open A Tough Closed Guard

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...

Most Efficient Escape To the Most Common Attack – Closed Guard

Closed guard is an old time classic that’s one of the most commonly seen techniques in practice and in real life altercations. James Duscio wrote for bjjee: Watch any of the early UFC’s and...

The ‘Lat Choke’ Sneaky Submission From Closed Guard

Jiu-Jitsu is limitless. There are always new techniques that come up and anybody can develop new techniques. Jettie Shofner a BJJ competitor was recently able to place a rare submission in...

Rickson Gracie On How To Have Unbreakable Posture in the Closed Guard

Rickson Gracie shows some game changing concepts on the importance of proper posture when in your opponent’s guard. He emphasises the use of hips much more than arms. For him, proper posture will...

Breaking Closed Guard For White Belts (Don’t Make These 2 Mistakes)

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...

These Are The Highest Percentage Back Takes From The Closed Guard

In the previous article of our Weekly White Belt Advice Series we have covered closed guard sweeps, so it makes sense to take a good look into high percentage back takes from closed guard in this...

These Are the Highest Percentage Choke Set Ups From Closed Guard

In the previous article of our Weekly White Belt Advice Series we have covered closed guard sweeps, so it makes sense to take a good look into the highest percentage closed guard chokes in this one....

Renzo Gracie On How To Open The Closed Guard of a Stronger Opponent

Renzo teaches details of adjustment, grips and positioning to help you open the closed guard of a heavier and stronger opponent without having to muscle. He shows a fine detail regarding how to place...

Roger Gracie Shows Two Razor Sharp Finishes From Closed Guard

Roger Gracie has long been one of the most respected competitors of contemporary bjj. The Gracie family veteran has asserted his dominance again and again in various situations – most recently...

One Of The Only 2 Female Black Belts in Gracie Family Teaches an Easy Sweep From Closed Guard

Deborah Gracie Stambowsky is a BJJ black belt under her father Márcio Stambowsky, and interestingly she is one of only two women in the Gracie family to be a black belt in BJJ. Kyra Gracie was...

Get Unfriended with These 5 Wrist Locks From Closed Guard by Márcio “Macarrão” Stambowsky

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...

Take The Back From Closed Guard?

Taking the back from positions like Mount, Side Control and Half Guard is something that you’re probably used to aim for, something that you’ve likely practiced for hundreds and hundreds...

Most Effective Way To Open Closed Guard in No Gi; Can’t Get Triangled From Here

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...

Prevent Your Opponents From Standing In Your Closed Guard By Doing This

Your closed guard is only as effective as your ability to use it for sweeps, transitions and submissions is… However, it’s only as useful as your ability to preserve it when your...

Tap Anyone 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...

These Micro Adjustments Make It Almost Impossible To Get Armbarred in Closed Guard

An armbar from closed guard is one of those submissions that is taught in the very first couple of BJJ classes and that is carried across all levels of your Jiu Jitsu development, all the way from...

Closed Guard 2.0 – How To Use an Old Position in Modern Grappling

When I started BJJ in 1994 the Closed Guard was not just a position. It was the magic pill that makes you invincible. Royce Gracie was fighting in the UFC choking people out and breaking arms from...

Andre Galvao Has An Effective Way Of Opening The Closed Guard

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...

Enson Inoue Shows Unorthodox Arm Bar from Closed Guard for No Gi BJJ

MMA legend and old school BJJ black belt Enson Inoue has been retired from MMA since 2004 (he had a short comeback fight in 2010), but he has started training Jiu-Jitsu again in 2016 after taking a...