Open guard knees to chest

Open guard knees to chest: People talk about posture all the time in Jiu jitsu -…

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First contact – hands or feet?

First contact - hands or feet? Grappling is all about connection. No connection to an…

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Open guard is a four limbed beast – get your hands and feet working in unison

Open guard is a four limbed beast - get your hands and feet working in unison: when…

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When working from open guard – constantly seek to off balance your opponent forwards so that his hands go to the mat

When working from open guard - constantly seek to off balance your opponent forwards so…

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Supine and seated guards

Supine and seated guards: The foundation of the bottom game in Jiu jitsu is the guard…

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Distance control

Distance control: When you first go to engage an opponent from seated guard there are a…

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From open guard on a standing opponent

From open guard on a standing opponent: Dominate the head and dominate the space between…

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Open guard – off balancing forward and backwards

Open guard - off balancing forward and backwards: A distinguishing characteristic of…

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What scenarios must you be effective from in open guard?

What scenarios must you be effective from in open guard? The vast majority of guard play…

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Open guard is a four limbed beast – not two

Open guard is a four limbed beast - not two: The mistake complete beginners make when…

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Where should I start from open guard?

Where should I start from open guard? One of the problems associated with open guard is…

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Where will you focus your connection from open guard?

Where will you focus your connection from open guard? When you work from your back in…

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Break an opponents stance and balance

The single biggest determinant of your success or failure from open guard will be your…

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From open guard the game goes to the man who controls the head and shoulders

From open guard the game goes to the man who controls the head and shoulders: The old…

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The great challenge of open guard – reconciling your desire for offense with your need for defense

The great challenge of open guard - reconciling your desire for offense with your need…

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