Thursday, October 18, 2007

BJJ Techniques: Passing the closed guard

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:

  1. Stand, while pulling your opponent legs down:

  2. Using a double under hook (very detailed):

  3. Using a double Under Hook:

Additional techniques:

  1. Standing and holding the opponent's arm:

Good reads:





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