Closed Guard

The closed guard is perhaps the most basic guard, but it is also one of the most important. With your feet hooked behind an opponent’s back, the closed guard offers substantial control over an opponent’s movement, providing you with the opportunity to use a wide range of submission holds, while providing the opponent very few submission opportunities. In a self-defense or mma scenario, effective use of the closed guard can make it very difficult for an opponent to strike you. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates the basics of the closed guard position.