This week Gracie Barra Techniques brings you some videos on the closed guard position.
The closed guard is considered one of the fundamental positions in jiu-jitsu. But it is by no means only a beginner’s position! If you have ever been trapped inside the closed guard of a skilled black belt and been threatened with a barrage of sweeps and submissions, you will understand the power of the position.
Let’s take a look at some of the key positions to build your closed guard.
1) Choke /armlock combination from closed guard /
This is one of the most poweful closed guard positions with multiple attack variations.
2) Great Armbar Set up From Prof. Paulo Castro GB Albrook, Panama from closed guard
3) Triangle choke set up using belt control
From Prof. Joca of GB HQ
4) Sweep to mount
Prof. Julio Guerra and Coach Fabio Bertolli of GB Sydney demonstrate a closed guard to mount position. Also, they show a variation which transitions to a triangle choke.
5) Omoplata set up from closed guard / Omoplata partindo da Guarda Fechada
Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam