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.
In this video, Rob Biernacki explains the concept in detail and demonstrates how and why it works so well. He then shows a series of 5 guard passes that use this method of control.
Emily Kwok shows us why it’s so important to grip fight and gain control before going for a take down. You need a clean entry to stay one step ahead. It’s a very important concept.
Video Credit: Stephan Kesting
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