You`d think that Keenan sees the closed guard as a relic from the past… maybe a reminder of a simpler time when people weren`t enlightened by the power of the lapel, however, that is not true. The closed guard is still very effective and efficient, all you have to do is understand it better than the person trying to get out of it. If you suffer from the condition known as closedguardis suckis, then you should know that the doctor is prescribing this course.
To make the most use out of the closed guard, your two main goals are as follows; getting an overhook on your opponent or pulling an arm across the centerline of their body. Here you`ll find the many ways in which you can set up these positions even when your opponent is being stubborn and how to effectively regain closed guard when you lose the position.
Closed guard sweeps Unfortunately, you can`t always submit your opponent from every position, therefore the next best thing is positional advancement. Find out how to pull off moves such as the Xande sweep, the flower sweep, and more. Mastering these techniques will not only give you a better shot at winning the match but will also mean that it`ll be much harder for someone to execute them on you.
Closed guard chokes and joint locks. Learning all these is cool but knowing exactly how to secure the win with a submission really is the cherry on top. In the submission sections of this course, you`ll find new twists on timeless classics guaranteed to give you greater confidence in this position.