You really, really, really don’t want to get slammed when you’ve got your opponent in the closed guard!
At best it’ll really hurt.
At worst you’ll get knocked out or severely injured.
Now you might think, ‘Hey, I’m never going to do MMA so I don’t have to worry about this!‘ But that’s not the case at all.
Anytime you get picked up off the ground there’s a chance someone could drop you by accident, or someone could try to hurt you maliciously, deciding they’d rather get disqualified than lose by submission.
And when it comes to self defense you really don’t want to be up in the air, hanging off of a bigger, stronger opponent!
The video below goes into more detail about this important topic, and also shares 3 simple ways to shut down your opponent’s ability to slam you from the closed guard or the triangle choke