BJJ Closed Guard Tutorial
John Danaher explains the finer points of closed guard to 5x world champion Bernardo Faria. This video has great information for players of all levels.
Changing your mindset from seeing closed guard as a safe place to rest, seeing it instead as a platform from which to attack your opponent. John contends that the person on the bottom is actually on top. Yup that’s right up is down and down is up. Just remember that next time you have someone in your closed guard. if your hips are on top of there’s then you’re the one with the true top position.
From here, you first must attack your opponent’s balance and posture. Only then can you go for a submission attempt.