Open Your Mind, Close Your Guard

5.00(13 Ratings)


If you’ve been to a few tournaments as of recently, you’ll notice that closed guard is TRENDING. The old ways are back. More and more people are opening their minds and closing their guards. 

Arther “Zuka” Chandramohan brings you his instructional “ Open Your Mind, Close Your Guard” where every single question you may have about closed guard, is answered. 

This is the ultimate closed guard textbook

Learn how to enter the closed guard, sweep and attack, and most importantly counter all your opponents’ reactions and defenses. 

Closed guard equalizes the playing field. 

Enroll today and start trapping cartwheeling, athletic opponents into a sick closed guard. They’re never escaping what awaits from there.

Target Audience

  • Not as athletic as your opponents? This is for you.
  • For those looking for a reliable guard system that’s both easy and efficient.
  • Beginners
  • Masters practitioners.

Topics for this course

37 Lessons


Closed Guard Entries

101 Attacks From Closed Guard

Common Counters

Sweeps From Closed Guard

More Attacks & Sweeps From Closed Guard


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About the instructors

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Blown away by the level of nuance in Arther's details and his understanding of the position in the modern climate of competitive jiu jitsu. A must have for anyone looking to develop a strong guard game to bridge the athletic gap between nerd and d1 wrestler Boi. Highly recommended.

Solid instructions and a must have for the closed guard arsenal. Worth every penny!

I'm a person who does not play a lot of close guard but that's the great thing about this platform since it gives us the chance to come across instructors like Arthur. After watching the free lessons listening and watching how Arthur breaks down the techniques this ended up being a must instructional to add to my arsenal. This is a must grab if you're looking to excel in your close guard game.

This is a must have instructional set! Us older guys need to make sure we control the range and encounter. The techniques and concepts are communicated clearly and concisely. Arthur is among the best teachers I've encountered in 23 years of martial arts.

5 stars - great value!
I am a white belt who has watched endless hours of online courses, and Open Your Mind is easily among the best and most useful.
Arther is probably the single best martial arts communicator I have seen. Not a “low talker” like certain other jiu jitsu coaches…
The instruction is very technical and detailed, but laid out and articulated in a way that is easy to understand and practical in identifying the key points, as well as common problems and counters.
If you’re not super athletic or flexible, this is for you. You’ll be able to apply these lessons to your game right away.
Bonus - in a sport full of people who take themselves too seriously, Arther makes it fun and engaging with a great sense of humour.
Highly recommended! Check out the free preview and you’ll be hooked.

This guy combines detailed and memorable explainations with stomach cramping humour in this practical collection of close-guard techniques. I bought this to help me develop a gameplan and I'm quickly putting together those missing pieces in my game. The app format is a convenient way to review techniques before applying in rolling.

Solid 10/10. Skipped 3 lectures back to back to watch this course and it was completely worth it. Arther has been killing it since day one and his accomplishments speak for themselves. Course is well organized and each technique is broken down beautifully. Also, if you think his closed guard is good, wait till you see his open guard. Get this course if your closed guard sucks (which it probably does). OSssoSSss

Arther is a natural communicator who conveys helpful information in an engaging format with these lessons. His skills and experience are evident throughout and these videos provide useful strategies for all learners. I am excited to try these lessons out in person and highly recommend. Thanks for the course and looking forward to more.

Arther is a phenomenal teacher with a Passion for BJJ the translates into all his students. His emphasis on precision and also safety helps one achieve not only short-term success but also long-term longevity in the jujitsu world. I highly recommend this course and also, if you’re ever in the Toronto area, please visit one of Arther‘s classes. You won’t be disappointed!

Knowledgeable, Passionate, Articulate. What more can you ask for. This is the coach to learn from.

Arther is well spoken and breaks things down in a way that even a white belt like myself can understand. I've hit quite a few of these moves in rolling already thanks to this course. 5/5 highly recommend!

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What Will I Learn?

  • Entering the closed guard from different situations
  • Sweeps From Closed Guard
  • Submissions From Closed Guard
  • Countering Opponents’ Reactions and Defenses

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