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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...

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...