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How to Avoid Getting Power-Bombed in Your Closed Guard

How to Avoid Getting Power-Bombed in Your Closed Guard

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, [...]

A BJJ Legend’s Bread and Butter Closed Guard Pass

A BJJ Legend’s Bread and Butter Closed Guard Pass

I’m trying something new at Grapplearts.com… So I’ve produced the lion’s share of the BJJ videos that have ended up in my article and technique library. But recently a good friend (and one of my very [...]

Armbar, Kimura and Triangle Choke Escapes

Armbar, Kimura and Triangle Choke Escapes

I was ringside at Metamoris in San Diego last year when Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida locked the armbar onto Roger Gracie, and it was deep! The entire crowd gasped, then went absolutely insane!! Roger Gracie is one [...]

Robson Moura’s Fusion Modern Disc One: A Different Kind of Review

Robson Moura’s Fusion Modern Disc One: A Different Kind of Review

You want a lethal closed guard. One problem keeps emerging when you work on it though. Every time you get to the position and try to work your technique, you get shut down. Once you think [...]

How to defend against the stupid stuff that big people do…

How to defend against the stupid stuff that big people do…

It’s amazing what some big guys will do when they get frustrated. In fact, sometimes they’ll try stuff so stupid that it’ll take you completely by surprise! Now, many BJJ instructors never bother to teach you [...]

Closed Guard?  Super-defensive Opponent?  No Problem…

Closed Guard? Super-defensive Opponent? No Problem…

One of the most irritating strategies of all time is when someone sits in your closed guard and absolutely refuses to engage with you. They just sit back, don’t let you get your grips, and don’t [...]

MOST POPULAR Closed Guard Video on YouTube REDONE

MOST POPULAR Closed Guard Video on YouTube REDONE

Hey Everyone, In 2006 when I was a blue belt I made a video of my favorite closed guard positions and attacks in response to a questions someone had on YouTube. Since then I am now [...]

Closed Guard Sweep- Pocket Sweep

Closed Guard Sweep- Pocket Sweep

In this video I show one of my favorite sweeps the Pocket Sweep. There are a lot of different entries into this sweep but the most important thing is passing the arm across your centerline. The [...]

Closed Guard Submission- Reverse Armbar

Closed Guard Submission- Reverse Armbar

In this video I show how to do a Reverse Armbar from Closed Guard. This is a pretty common move that you see attempted throughout the ranks but finished with very little frequency. This is due [...]

Closed Guard Pass- Two on One

Closed Guard Pass- Two on One

This video is an instruction into how to do the Two on One standing pass. This is one of my favorite passes because it is very dominate and eliminates a lot of your opponents sweep options. [...]