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Henry Akins Shows How To Counter The Hip Bump Sweep From Closed Guard

Hip Bump Sweep also known as Getup Sweep or Situp Sweep is considered as one of the staple technique in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Quite often the effectiveness and the details behind this technique is...

Roy Dean Shows How To Setup A Triangle Choke From Closed Guard

The triangle choke from guard is one of the first submissions that you will typically learn in BJJ. It is highly effective and will work at all levels. There are so many ways to set up a triangle...

John Danaher Shows A Simple Closed Guard To Half Guard Transition

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

Samuel Braga Shows How To Use The Berimbolo From Closed Guard

The Berimbolo, whether you like it or not, when done correctly by someone who is very good at it,  is extremely hard to stop. Some people simply will refuse to learn it or even do it. That’s...

Have You Tried This Buggy Choke Setup – From Closed Guard?

The Buggy Choke is one of those submissions that your opponents don’t really see coming… And that aren’t performed successfully most of the time. However, when you time it properly – and when...

This Is How To Do The Spinning Armbar from Closed Guard

Closed Guard is one of those positions from which it can get notoriously frustrating to submit people. Sure, you’re in a more dominant position than your opponent; but submitting them or even...

Joao Miyao Shows A Baratoplata Setup From Closed Guard

If you have never performed a Baratoplata submission in Jiu-Jitsu… Then you’re in for a treat! “Baratoplata”is a very powerful shoulder lock. You can set it up from multiple positions...

Getting (A Bit) Older? Closed Guard & Half Guard Should Be Your Go-To’s

Learning martial arts can be a challenging but fulfilling pursuit regardless of age. Martial arts is great because it can improve your health and is a gateway to becoming more active. Other hobbies...

This Is How To Use The Kimura For Self Defense (Closed Guard)

One can never necessarily be completely “ready” for a real self defense situation, however, we can increase our odds of surviving against a violent attacker by targeting certain moves, and...

Here’s How To Use The Lapel In Closed Guard – For Sneaky Attacks

Lapel chokes are submissions that can be performed using your lapel or the opponent’s. Some lapel chokes require you to grab around the opponent’s collar or below in the lapel area. Chokes done...

The Ankle Flare: A “Hidden” Detail That Makes The Difference (After Opening Closed Guard)

There are numerous ways to open your training partner’s or opponent’s Closed Guard. However, you can’t just pick all of them; that is to say, you need to pick a handful of techniques and...

Here’s An Easy Grip Break From Closed Guard You Should Learn

There are numerous ways to open your training partner’s or opponent’s Closed Guard. However, you can’t just pick all of them; that is to say, you need to pick a handful of techniques and...

This Lapel Choke From Closed Guard Is Super Powerful

Lapel chokes are submissions that can be performed using your lapel or the opponent’s. Some lapel chokes require you to grab around the opponent’s collar or below in the lapel area. Chokes done...

Try These Simple (And Sneaky) Triangle Setups From Closed Guard

The triangle choke is one of the most popular submissions in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It has proven its effectiveness in BJJ and MMA competitions and is undoubtedly one of the strongest strangles. A...

Chad Keel Shows A Crazy Tight Monoplata Setup From Closed Guard

The omoplata, which means scapula in Portuguese, is a highly effective Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ submission). Also called the ashi sankaku garami (leg triangle entanglement) in judo and the coil lock...

The Inside Shoulder Trap: A Closed Guard Technique You Absolutely Need

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...

The 3 Directions Of Movement You Need In Closed Guard

When you’re stuck in Closed Guard, you better know how to move… Otherwise, you’ll get swept and/or submitted in a blink of an eye. Opening a strong closed guard in No Gi is usually...

Rare Closed Guard Choke Shocks The Crowd at Local Grappling Tournament

The shoulder pin guard aka the Williams guard is a great option which you can use from the closed or half guard. You have countless option using the overhook and from there are as triangles,...

How To Open Closed Guard In BJJ? Andre Galvao Demonstrates

There are numerous ways to open your training partner’s or opponent’s Closed Guard. However, you can’t just pick all of them; that is to say, you need to pick a handful of techniques and...

Closed Guard To Technical Mount – Here’s How To Do It

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...

Neck Lock – The Nastiest Way To Open The Closed Guard

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...

Marcio “Macarrao” Stambowsky Shows A Fast Armbar From Closed Guard

The Cross Collar Choke is probably one of the first submissions you’ve learned on your BJJ journey – perhaps even the first one. However, as you and your training partners gain some experience,...

Simple Wrist Lock From Closed Guard – You’ll Be Able To Use It Today

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...

Wanna Wrist Lock People From Closed Guard? Here’s How

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...