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Result for: closed guard

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...

Kyra Gracie Reveals A Super Quick Heel Hook Setup From Guard Pass

Kyra Gracie is one of the few Gracie women to achieve a black belt in BJJ and is the first Gracie female to actively compete in the sport. She is a 4x world BJJ champion and 3x ADCC. Her mother,...

How to Develop Your Guard Game in BJJ

One of the most interesting and hard-to-master elements of Brazilian jiu-jitsu is undoubtedly the guard. The guard is recognized as a neutral position where one athlete attempts to get to a sweep,...

How to Develop Devastating Guard Passing

When you start training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, you quickly learn about the positional hierarchy, which is the core concept of this martial art. If you can get to positions such as the back, mount, or...

Become More Dangerous From Bottom Positions With The Guillotine Guard

The Guillotine Guard is a new form of Guard Control that can be used from different forms of Closed and Open Guard. A strong neck control is the foundation of this position and allows you to break...

This Sneaky Leg Lock From X-Guard… Will Get You Lots Of Taps

Having an ability to utilize a wide array of guards in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can only make you better. So, as soon as you start feeling comfortable with the “classic” guards (i.e. Closed Guard,...

Diving Kimura Grip Against Sit Up Guard – By Lachlan Giles

The Kimura grip is by far the most versatile grip in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), whether grappling with or without the gi. While it is mostly known for its application as a powerful submission hold,...

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...

When Should You Be Pulling Guard In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Pulling guard is such a common place in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that you see it in almost every competition video known to man.  We’ve seen with the high level grapplers like Rousimar Palhares all the...

Opponent Stood Up In Your Guard? Go For The Body Clinch Takedown

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...

Breaking and Passing Guard on a Bigger and Stronger Opponent with Andre Galvao

As I mentioned earlier, passing from the open guard is definitely ideal. Although open guard is preferable, it’s not going to be the case every time you grapple against a larger opponent. Sometimes...

Opponent Stood Up In Your Guard? Surprise Them With This Armbar Setup

If you have your opponent in Closed Guard, then their best bet is to try and stand up as soon as possible – and go for the break along the way. But even as they do this, you can still go for an...

Try This Triangle Choke Setup from K-Guard – It’s So Simple

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...

Everything You Need To Know About The Reverse De La Riva Guard In BJJ

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How To Chain Your BJJ Guards: A Beginner’s Guide

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...

How To Use The 50/50 Guard To Your Advantage In BJJ

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...

Simple Ways to Improve BJJ Guard Passing

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...