knees to chest: People talk about posture all the time in Jiu jitsu – understand from the that different situations will require different postures from you to maximize your efficiency. When it comes to open guard – if you do not have a grip on your opponent – be sure to KEEP YOUR KNEES TO YOUR CHEST. This lessens the chance of an opponent explosively clearing your legs and passing before you can react. It also lessens the of a quick leg lock entry by the top player. In short – it makes you DEFENSIVELY SOUND at all times until you can get a solid grip upon your opponent that allows you to on . Here, Australian Star Craig Jones shows near perfect open guard posture, necessary because he does not yet have a controlling grip upon his partner.

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