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Opening The Closed Guard In No Gi Isn’t Easy, But This One Option Works Every Time

As you might have noticed, opening the Closed Guard in No Gi is super tricky business… Or, at the very least – a lot of times, it is much more difficult to do than it is the case in the Gi....

Upgrade Your Closed Guard With This Triple Attack Sequence From Jt Torres

You might consider the Closed Guard as an „old fashioned“ position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but you can’t deny the fact that you still lock it up quite often. That is to say, no matter how...

Wrestle-Jitsu: Wrestling Tricks For BJJ That Will Surprise Your Opponents

Wrestling practice makes for such a great addition to your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. And not just because of the takedowns and everything that goes with them that you can learn from it; but because you...

Dominate with The Reverse Grip Kimura

The Closed Guard possesses so many submission options that it’s sometimes as if you’re in an ice cream shop: there’s just too many flavors to choose from! Sometimes, however, it...

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...

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...

Finally Make The Mir Lock Work For You

*Dramatic music plays in the bacground*: the Mir Lock! A powerful, shoulder-lock based submission that gets heads (and rotator cuffs) turning whenever it is applied properly. However, it is not seen...

Surprise Your Opponents With Neil Melanson’s Behind The Back Guard Pass

Coach Neil Melanson always has great and unexpected techniques under his sleeve, ones that will surely catch your own opponents unexpected! This time, he has a great Behind the Back Guard Pass that...

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...

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...