5 Sweeps From Closed Guard

The closed guard is one of the most popular and highly utilized guards in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It’s popularity is due to its versatility, there are plenty of submission and sweep opportunities available from this position, in addition to being a sound defensive position. In this video, 2x BJJ World Champion…

Knee Bar From Closed Guard

Leg locks are some of the most devastating submissions in BJJ.  The knee bar is the quintessential leg lock submission, and it can be secured from both the top and bottom position.  In this video, BJJ No-Gi World Champion Takeo Tani teaches a knee bar submission from the closed guard.

Knee Bar From Closed Guard

In order to be effective from the guard position, you must be able to attack for submissions from every position.  From the closed guard you can use arm locks, chokes, and leg locks.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches a knee bar from closed guard.

Armbar Variation From Closed Guard

Once you have your opponent inside the closed guard, the primary objective is to defend against guard passes and work for sweeps. There are also a wide range of highly effective submission attacks from the closed guard position. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Ataides teaches an arm bar…