JJU 15-04 Closed Guard Overwrap to Back Take

JJU 15-04 Closed Guard Overwrap to Back Take

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This fundamental back take from the closed guard overwrap position can be a good way to set up a number of other attacks. The overwrap position is a very strong fundamental position and being able to establish it will provide you with many options to threaten submission and sweeps.


Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 12 - Lumberjack Sweep from Closed Guard

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 12 - Lumberjack Sweep from Closed Guard

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Telles recalls how he used to be a closed guard guy when he was a white to purple belt. The lumberjack sweep was one of his favorite ways to sweep his opponent.

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 5 - Closed Guard Bodylock to Back Take

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 5 - Closed Guard Bodylock to Back Take

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In this next lesson we learn how to combine our armlock attack from the bodylock with a back take to advance our position. Most wrestlers have an underdeveloped sense of defending the back and this is a perfect way to advance your position to increase the likelihood of finding a submission.

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 2 - Closed Guard Overwrap to Omoplata

Xande's Anti Wrestling No Gi Series 2 - Closed Guard Overwrap to Omoplata

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In this second part of the no gi guard series, we learn to set up an omoplata from the overwrap position. This position is great against wrestlers as we use the overwrap position to kill our opponents mobility and remove all space to slow down and frustrate their game.

Fabio Santos Old School Secrets 8 - Fast Armbar from Closed Guard to Flower Sweep or Back Take

Fabio Santos Old School Secrets 8 - Fast Armbar from Closed Guard to Flower Sweep or Back Take

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Fabio Santos teaches how to set up a sneakyand quick armbar submission from the closed guard. He also follows up with a few options in case the submission fails.

Inside the University 75 - Details on the Flower Sweep from Closed Guard

Inside the University 75 - Details on the Flower Sweep from Closed Guard

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Xande teaches some details on the flower sweep from the closed guard. He explains that the concept of leverage for the flower sweep is easy to understand but it is challenging to time the sweep correctly. He shows how to kick your leg up toward's your opponent's armpit and change the angle of your hips for maximum leverage to sweep your opponent.

Inside the University 71 - Defending Double Unders or Single Unders Pass

Inside the University 71 - Defending Double Unders or Single Unders Pass

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Xande teaches how to defend against the double unders or single unders pass and position yourself to sweep them off their pass attempt. In this defense we straighten our leg and turn our hips to change the weight distribution and angle of our body to make it harder to complete the double unders or single unders pass.

White Belt University 4.1 Closed Guard Sweeps - Hip Bump and Pendulum Sweeps

White Belt University 4.1 Closed Guard Sweeps - Hip Bump and Pendulum Sweeps

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Xande teaches two basic but highly effective sweeps that you can use to sweep your opponent from the closed guard. The closed guard is a great position for beginners. Your opponent will have to break your closed guard before being able to pass. This will provide you with extra time to think about what to do next. As a white belt, it helps to start with small goals and celebrate the victories of achieving these goals. For example, for one week you could choose to play closed guard with the goal of sweeping your opponent with the hip bump or pendulum sweep while not letting your opponent pass your closed guard. The next week your goal could be to try to submit your opponent from the closed guard by combining the hip bump sweep with the kimura or guillotine.

White Belt University 4.5 Closed Guard against Standing Opponent - Muscle, Chair, and Hip Push Sweeps

White Belt University 4.5 Closed Guard against Standing Opponent - Muscle, Chair, and Hip Push Sweeps

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Often times your opponent will stand in your closed guard to try to force you to open your guard. In this situation, the closed guard attacks that we learned in the previous lessons will not work. Instead of opening your closed guard, use the muscle sweep, chair sweep, or hip push sweep to put your opponent on their back and come on top.

White Belt University 4.6 Closed Guard against Standing Opponent - Balloon Sweep

White Belt University 4.6 Closed Guard against Standing Opponent - Balloon Sweep

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The balloon sweep is a great option to sweep your opponent over your head when they are standing in your closed guard and they are off base. This sweep works best when your opponent is leaning forward while standing in your closed guard.

White Belt University 4.7 Classic Guard Sweeps - Scissor Sweep

White Belt University 4.7 Classic Guard Sweeps - Scissor Sweep

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The classic guard goes well in combination with the closed guard. If you are having trouble in the closed guard, you can open your guard and set up the classic guard to attack with different sweeps. The scissor sweep is a staple from this position and although it is a basic sweep, it is highly effective even in the highest levels of jiu jitsu.

White Belt University 4.8 Classic Guard Sweeps - De la Riva Hook Sweep or Arm Drag

White Belt University 4.8 Classic Guard Sweeps - De la Riva Hook Sweep or Arm Drag

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When setting up the classic guard, your opponent may raise their knee to defend against the scissor sweep. In this case, transition into the de la riva hook sweep or the arm drag to continue your attack.