The guard is a ground position where one combatant has his or her back on the ground, while holding the opponent using the legs. In BJJ the guard is a advantageous position, even being on the back.
Since being on someone's guard is not a good place to be (you always want side-control or mount), the priority of the guy on the top is to transition to a better position, or passing the guard.
To pass the closed guard, you have the following options:
- Stand, while pulling your opponent legs down:
- Using a double under hook (very detailed):
- Using a double Under Hook:
- Standing and holding the opponent's arm: