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Jeff Glover Shows How To Learn Open Guard With Fun Drills

Are you looking to improve your Open Guard game? Yes? Fantastic! But yeah, we know how frustrating playing it can get; you seem to have less attacking options than you do when playing from top and...

This Sweep From Situp Guard Is As Good As It Gets

When you’re the top player in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match, it’s usually going to be you who’s going to control the pace of the bout. However, if the bottom player knows what...

The 3 Stages of Guard Retention in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is never easy (although it’s almost always fun). To make it easier, you’ll have to start learning about the systems of movement, both in attacks and defense alike....

Keenan Cornelius Shows His Late Guard Recovery Trick (Against Knee Cut Pass)

You know the saying: „Guard recovery – you can never be too good at it.“ Well okay, okay. It isn’t exactly a saying… But it should be, because your guard recovery will determine a...

John Danaher’s Open Guard Advice: “Attack Them With Your Legs”

Are you looking to improve your Open Guard game? Yes? Fantastic! But yeah, we know how frustrating playing it can get; you seem to have less attacking options than you do when playing from top and...

John Danaher’s Invaluable Advice: “You Don’t Have To Stay On Bottom”

You know how, when you start to roll and either you or your training partner end up down on the mats, that person stays down? That is to say, how they accept playing the bottom game… Well,...

Bruno Malfacine Explains How To Beat BJJ Sit-Up Guard

When you’re the top player in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match, it’s usually going to be you who’s going to control the pace of the bout. However, if the bottom player knows what...

This Weird Arm Trap Leads To Super Easy Backtakes

Believe it or not, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t that complicated at all. Sure, there’s like a million techniques out there and, yeah, there’s like a billion (ok, maybe a bit less)...

BJJ White Belts: Focus on These Open Guard Passing Concepts

When you’re a BJJ white belt, it’s easy to get confused by the sheer number of techniques and possibilities in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And Open Guard passing is no different; how...

Take Them Down with This Unexpected Single Leg from Open Guard

Whenever you’re playing Open Guard, it’s often thought that you should, well, remain there. That you should remain on the mats and engage your opponents from that spot. However, the...

These 4 Principles Make It Easy To Break Anyone’s Posture In BJJ

There aren’t a lot of things that are going to make you immediately more successful in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… But breaking the opponent’s posture is certainly one of those things....

The Matrix: A Powerful, But Very Dangerous BJJ Attack

As you climb the ladder of your BJJ skillset and belts, you’re going to start experimenting with some different options. Especially when it comes to Gi Jiu-Jitsu and the way you develop your...

These Are The 5 Biggest Guard Retention Mistakes

If your guard retention sucks, then you should be quick to take into consideration these 5 biggest mistakes you’re making! Professor Jon Thomas explains them – it’s up to you to...

Don’t Want Your Guard Passed? Practice Crossovers

Let’s face it: everyone wants to have a great Open Guard. Every single Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete out there wants to improve their Guard Retention to such a degree that it’ll become...

Guard Defense: Don’t Miss This GRIP FIGHTING Part of Your Game

Being able to defend your guard from getting passed is a skill that every Jiujiteiro needs. And, if you’re looking to improve this component of your BJJ game, then you need to pay attention to...

Here Are The 4 Basic Reasons Why Your Open Guard SUCKS

Watching someone with a fantastic Open Guard roll is so amazing! Looking at their ability to impose control, sweeps, to defend against guard passes, and to even go for submissions directly…...

Make Your opponents Fly With The Meregali Sweep

Nicholas Meregali is a 2x IBJJF World Champion, loved for his constantly dynamic and aggressive BJJ game. One of the aspects of that game is his great Open Guard – and one of the sweeps from Open...

Having Trouble With Setting Up A Strong De La Riva Hook? Do This

After quite some time spent at being infatuated with the No Gi game, it seems that you have finally understood that it’s not about „one or the other“; but that Jiu Jitsu is meant to be...

Upgrade Your Toreando Guard Pass With These Tips From Andre Galvao

The Toreando Pass is probably one of the first guard passes you’ve learned in BJJ – one that, more likely than not, you’re using on a rather frequent basis. However, no matter how much...

The Cross Sleeve Guard Is Your New Best Friend

The Open Guard offers you so much choice for setting up your attacking game! There are a number of ways to set up offense from here, and if you haven’t read our two articles about the Collar...

When You Do This, They’ll Stop Trying The Over Under Pass On You

Yup, we hear what you’re saying! There are a LOT of BJJ techniques that carry terrifying names and that, yet, don’t live up to the expectations they’ve set for their notoriety....

Learn The “Tennis Pass”, With IBJJF World Champion Jackson Sousa

Guard passing never gets boring, right? You might, actually, prefer doing it in the Gi because of all of the available options… Well, in that case, we have prepared a great surprise for you!...

Let John Danaher Fix Your Open Guard With This One Simple Principle

Open Guard is such a confusing position: it has so many different variations and choosing the „right“ approach to playing it is no easy business. So, what can you do then in order to make your...