This week Gracie Barra Learning will feature some videos on the 3 most important guard attacks that you should master.
There are perhaps more submission attacks from the guard than any other position in jiu-jitsu. Which ones should a 1st year student focus on the most?
These 3 techniques (and their setups and variations) are the most important ones to get in the your early jiu-jitsu training.
1) Choke inside closed guard / Sequência de ataques da guarda fechada
This technique teaches 2 important principles of guard attacks:
a) breaking the opponents posture
b) attacking the collar to lead to other submissions and sweeps
2) Triangle to counter the guard pass /Triângulo partindo da guarda aberta
If you want to see more ideas on triangle from the guard, check out: Triangle Choke From The Guard
3) Straight Armlock from guard
Works great both in the kimono and no-gi training. You need to master this move!
4) Omoplata from Spider-Guard
It works as well no-gi (which is a problem with collar chokes).
Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam