We’ve all felt the frustration of being trapped in the closed guard against someone who has great control in their guard game. Trying to break open their guard can be exhausting, time consuming, and leaves you vulnerable to several types of submission attacks. Without the proper tools, it can feel near impossible to get out!

In class this week, we addressed the problem of opening your opponent’s guard and boiled it down to a 3 step process:
  1. Keep the GAP
  2. Focus on their feet
  3. Get your knee up
Check out the video recap for all of the in-depth details for each step. When you understand these 3 basics principles, you can apply it to several different guard passing options.

 

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