Inside The University 233 - Hip Bump Sweep from Closed Guard

Inside The University 233 - Hip Bump Sweep from Closed Guard

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Saulo shows his best sweep from the closed guard, the hip bump sweep. Saulo first controls his opponent's sleeve, and when his opponent goes to put his knee in Saulo's butt to open his guard, he immediately shifts his hips to the side. Now he has the leverage to bump his opponent over with his hips and come on top to the mount.


Fredson Paixao Series 3 - Wrist Locks Part 1

Fredson Paixao Series 3 - Wrist Locks Part 1

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Fredson talks about his favorite submission, wrist locks, and shows a few that he hit in different competitions, including some from the closed guard, the mount and even while your opponent has side control and is attacking your arm.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 17 - Cross Sleeve Grip Arm Drag to Armbar from Closed Guard

Tarsis Humphreys Series 17 - Cross Sleeve Grip Arm Drag to Armbar from Closed Guard

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Tarsis does the same cross sleeve grip arm drag as the last position, but now Xande reacts by posting with his leg and putting weight back into Tarsis. Tarsis now steps on Xande's hip, underhooks his leg and pushes his head away so he can bring his leg over to finish the armbar.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 16 - Cross Sleeve Grip Arm Drag from Closed Guard

Tarsis Humphreys Series 16 - Cross Sleeve Grip Arm Drag from Closed Guard

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Tarsis begins in his closed guard and breaks Xande's grip off his lapel, before pulling Xande in with his legs and pushing his arm across his body. Next he reaches over Xande's back and grabs his gi under his armpit. Tarsis pushes the arm away and pulls the armpit to twist Xande's body, as he escapes his hips to take the back and set up a lapel choke.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 14 - Triangle Choke from Closed Guard

Tarsis Humphreys Series 14 - Triangle Choke from Closed Guard

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Tarsis goes for the choke he showed in the last technique, but now his opponent blocks the second hand when he goes for the choke. Tarsis grabs the wrist, stretches his legs to create space and push the arm in so he can cross his feet. Now he pulls the head down and adjusts his position so he can lock the triangle and finish.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 13 - Choke from Closed Guard

Tarsis Humphreys Series 13 - Choke from Closed Guard

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Tarsis shows a choke he uses from the closed guard when his opponent has a good posture. First he grabs the lapel and pushes the arm so he can pull his opponent in tight. Now he wraps his arm around his opponent's arm, and feeds the far side lapel to his hand. He gets a good grip on the back of the gi, stretches his legs to create some space, and brings the other arm across the neck to finish the choke.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 6 - Overhead Sweep from Closed Guard

Tarsis Humphreys Series 6 - Overhead Sweep from Closed Guard

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Tarsis shows an overhead sweep from the closed guard that he has been using since he was a blue belt. First he gets control of both sleeves and keeps his hips very heavy. As soon as his opponent stands both legs up, Tarsis unlocks his guard and shoots his hips underneath his opponent, while his shins go under the armpits. Now he just rolls backwards and takes his opponent with him over the top. When he lands in mount, he can set up the armbar right away.

Xande's Competition Year In Review 13 - Back Take from Closed Guard (Jackson Sousa)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 13 - Back Take from Closed Guard (Jackson Sousa)

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Xande talks about his semi-finals at the World Championships, against Jackson Sousa. In this fight, he was able to use on of his favorite positions to take the back from the closed guard. Using the two-on-one sleeve grip, Xande drags the arm across, and reaches over his opponent's back to grab onto his lat. Next he posts on his elbow, and shimmies his way to the back and places both hooks in.

Private Lesson with Saulo 5 - Muscle Sweep Variation from Closed Guard

Private Lesson with Saulo 5 - Muscle Sweep Variation from Closed Guard

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In this situation, Saulo stands up in James' closed guard, so James grips Saulo's sleeve, swims his arm under Saulo's leg and tries for the armbar. He can't get the armbar, so Saulo shows him a sweep as a second option. From this position, Saulo brings his shin across the chest of his opponent, and pulls the leg to him while pushing away with his shin, which allows him to come to the top and keep control of the leg.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 9 - Breaking the Posture from the Closed Guard

Breno Sivak Basics Series 9 - Breaking the Posture from the Closed Guard

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Bruno discusses the differences between using a defensive closed guard and an offensive closed guard. He also emphasizes the importance of using your legs and entire body to keep your opponent off balance an in defense mode while inside your guard.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 2 - Taking the Back from the Closed Guard

Breno Sivak Basics Series 2 - Taking the Back from the Closed Guard

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Breno continues discussing some closed guard concepts, but now shows how to break your opponent's posture, properly escape your hips and take his back. He emphasizes the importance of practicing this position every day and notes it is especially practical for a self defense situation.

Breno Sivak Basics Series 1 - Closed Guard Concepts

Breno Sivak Basics Series 1 - Closed Guard Concepts

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Old School BJJ Professor, Breno Sivak, discusses in detail the purpose of the guard, and the importance of controlling the grips and keeping your posture while on top, as well as the importance of hip movement on the bottom.