Do you keep getting punished when someones in your guard. Maybe it’s time to go back to basics.
The reason I like this video so much is that there’s nothing complex here, just good solid technique. Closed guard is an iconic position of BJJ. The back take and the mount are arguably the two most dominant positions. In this video, you learn how to go from one to the other to the other in a simple and almost unstoppable sequence. The best part is that you can rely on the fact that it’s rock solid technique, because the instructor is Buchecha himself. It doesn’t come much better than this, so go drill it.
Here’s a nice simple, old school closed guard sweep for when your opponent stands up to break guard. It’s a great video by Kurt Osiander. (Foul Language warning)
Video Credit: Kurt Osiander
The flower sweep from the closed guard is my favourite sweep because it works like crazy and when done correctly, it is extremely difficult to stop.
In this video, Matt Arroyo shows us how it’s done.
Video Credit: Matt Arroyo
Video credit: Gracie Farmington valley