Open Guard Concepts Use a collar grip to break the posture of the standing attacker. Keep a straight leg on your opponents hip to control the distance, and learn to make circling motions with the other foot to get it to your opponents bicep. Once you’ve established this strong open guard you can start to […]
Category: Open Guard
I’ve always believed that BJJ is a lifestyle. It’s an art you can learn on and off the mat. For those days when your body can’t take another training session but your mind still craves some Jiu Jitsu, it’s good to know that you can work on your Brazilian jiu-jitsu off the mat as well. Here’s my favorite open guard techniques. These will help you maximize your open guard game with a sound set of principles and concepts used at the highest levels of BJJ competition. If you have trouble setting up your favorite submissions from open guard, this will really help you!
Everything You Need to Know About BJJ Open Guard & 4 Open Guard Sweeps. John Danaher explains every detail of open guard and teaches 4 sweeps from open guard. 6:51 hook sweep// sumi gaeshi 11:12 Basic scissor sweep 12:52 Spider guard sweep 15:13 Sasae tsurikomi from butterfly Watching John Danaher always shows me how much […]
Transitioning from Closed Guard to Open Guard Sometimes your closed guard will get opened up. Learn how and when to transition to open guard and frustrate Jiu Jitsu players of all levels. The biggest single tip for stopping your guard from being passed is to maintain 4 points of contact with your opponent. Ideally both […]