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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...

Weekly White Belt Advice: Closed Guard Sweeps

In the previous article of our Weekly White Belt Advice series, we’ve talked about the very basics of the closed guard – what it is, its defensive and offensive purpose and the body...

Weekly White Belt Advice: Closed Guard Basics and Breaking The Posture

The closed guard is often times the first position a beginner Jiu Jitsu practitioner learns about and starts practicing. Therefore, in the next couple of White Belt Advice articles, we’ll take...

Renzo Gracie’s Cross Choke-Armbar Trap from Closed Guard

Learn how to apply Renzo Gracie’s cross choke-armbar trap from the closed guard. It all starts with a cross grip on the collar and dropping the elbow to force a reaction. You then chain many...

The New Improved Closed Guard: ‘Falcon Guard’ Will Surprise Your Opponents

Remember your old friend closed guard? When you first started out in BJJ, it seemed so simple to wrap your legs around your training partners hips and wrap your arms around their head and they were...

Kurt Osiander’s No BS Method Of Opening & Passing 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. It’s a great position for the one on the bottom since they have...

Get Taps From Closed Guard With The Ribs Squeeze by Bernardo Faria & Carlos Farias

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...

Kurt Osiander’s Reverse Armlock from Closed Guard

After 25 years training and teaching at Ralph Gracie’s academy, Kurt Osiander left or was fired (depending on who’s story you believe), last week. Osiander has already found a new...

Saulo Ribeiro’s Signature Closed Guard Pass That Keenan Cornelius Says is Wrong

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

Wrist Lock Variation From Closed Guard

Wristlocks (known as mao de vaca in Portuguese) are some of the lesser used submissions in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Wrist locks are used widely in Akido, Hapkido and Japanese Ju Jitsu. They are illegal...

Is Closed Guard Still effective or is it Outdated?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv. Watch any of the early UFC’s and you see Royce Gracie submitting people...

Chris Haueter On Evolution Of the Closed Guard

  Chris Haueter (Rigan Machado)  Chris is best known for his innovative teaching style and conceptual coaching ability and naming of new positions as the art rapidly developed in the mid...

Marcelo Garcia’s Way Of Cracking A Tough Closed Guard

    Every practitioner learns in a very short while just how much of a dominant position closed guard can be. So it’s no surprise quite a few people accentuate it – even in...

Amanda ‘Tubby’ Santana Submitting Male Wrestler With Closed Guard Triangle Armbar

  Back in 2010, Amanda ‘Tubby’ Santana, a female BJJ practitioner faced a male wrestler in grappling competition. It was obvious that the Wrestler was not versed in Jiu-Jitsu as he...

Wrestle-Jitsu: Bulgarian Wrestler’s Way Of Smashing The Closed Guard

    You’ve probably been shown plenty of ways to open the closed guard, but have you ever been shown how a world class wrestler would go about it? Check out these interesting concepts...

Watch: Roger Gracie Teaches his Back Take from Closed Guard vs Comprido

    Roger Gracie teaches one of his favorite ways to get to the opponent’s back. It’s a simple movement that relies on a few key points highlighted in this video. Watch closely...

Watch & Learn Roger Gracie’s Closed Guard Sweep to Mount vs Comprido

  Last Friday, Roger Gracie’s had his first Gi BJJ match since his one time superfight with Buchecha at Metamoris in 2012. He hasn’t been active in the Gi since 2010 when he last won double...

Caio Terra:“The 50-50 Is As Much Stalling As The Closed Guard”

Caio Terra isn’t a blind believer of “old-school” Jiu Jitsu , rather he likes that the sport is developing and that new positions are arising. With every new positions comes new...

Igor Silva On Training At GF Team & The Effectiveness Of The Closed Guard

Igor Silva is one of the top players in BJJ‘s Super and Ultra heavyweight division. A black belt under Muzio de Angelis, Igor Silva also trains with Julio Cesar at the GF Team HQ. Igor is mostly...

Surprise Your Opponents With This Sneaky Armbar From Side Guard

A side guard is a position where your opponent has almost passed your guard, and the only thing between the two of you is your bottom knee. Although this is primarily a defensive position, there are...