Weaponize Your Closed Guard with Techniques from Roger, Aly, Xande & More

Though one of the most formidable positions in all of jiu-jitsu, the closed guard can often be (incorrectly) seen as a beginner's position that offers little in the way of attacks at the higher levels.

We've got several World & ADCC Champs on deck that believe otherwise, and they've shared some of the best tips and tricks from the position that should have you crushing your enemies in no time! 


Mahamed Aly - Lapel Wrap Armbar

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Mahamed Aly is the 2018 IBJJF heavyweight World Champion with some slick technique in his arsenal  Here he shows crafty use of the lapel to trap his opponent's arm before swinging his hips and capturing the armbar. 


Roger Gracie - Closed Guard Masterclass

15min Master Class With Roger Gracie

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The GOAT delivers fifteen minutes of excellence detailing the finer points of the position that he is famous for.  You're not going to want to miss these details.


Josh Hinger - Modified Cross Choke

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Those he's lesser known for his lapel wizardry some of his other teammates, Josh Hinge still has a few tricks up his sleeve.  Hit your opponents with a cross choke they won't see coming, 


Renato 'Babalu' Sobral - Baratoplata

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Quick and dirty, Babalu shows the set up for this exotic submission.


Xande Ribeiro – Defeating The Closed Guard 

Private Lesson With Xande Ribeiro

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It would almost be a bit unfair to give away all of this knowledge without any recourse for the passer to defend themselves from the mighty closed guard! Fear not, the legend Xande Ribeiro delivers a 20-minute private lesson to Reid from FloGrapplng that demonstrates some of the best ways to negate and overcome the position. 

2019 IBJJF Worlds: Black Belt Female Divisions Overview

More competitors and bigger divisions means the 2019 IBJJF World Championships promises to be maybe the best year ever for women's jiu-jitsu. 

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How To Watch The 2019 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

The 2019 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship is THE most important jiu-jitsu event of the year, with the best jiu-jitsu competitors from all over the world coming together to see who is number one. 

KASAI Super Series Returns in July With Canuto vs Leon, Khera vs Cocco

KASAI has made two matches official for the Super Series show in Orlando FL which takes place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Hotel on July 4.

2019 IBJJF Worlds: Who's In, What's New/Different In Black Belt Divisions

As registration comes to a close and the last few names slide in, we take a look at who's in, what's new and what's different at the 2019 IBJJF World Championships.

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F2W113 Recap: Kaynan Duarte Cruises To Win, Monteiro & Antunes Get Scrappy

If you want to take a workshop on controlling a fight just watch the main event of Fight 2 Win 113 in Reno. 

Why Nicholas Meregali Is Respected and Hated In Equal Measure

Somebody asked me a few days ago which were the biggest stories as we head into Worlds. 

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Gabi Garcia To Make Submission-Only Debut On Biggest F2W Event To Date!

You won't believe how BIG this card is! Garcia makes her sub-only debut, plus Ffion Davies, Claudia do Val, Baret Yoshida, and many more! 

F2W 113: Kaynan Duarte vs Tanner Rice, Karen Antunes vs Amanda Monteiro

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Fight 2 Win 113 comes to Reno, Nevada this Saturday, May 18 with a main event between FloGrappling no.2-ranked heavyweight Kaynan Duarte (Atos) and the no.7 super-heavyweight Tanner Rice (Rice Bros Jiu Jitsu), and a co-main event for the women’s flyweight title between reigning champion Karen Antunes (Checkmat) and Amanda Monteiro (GF Team).

It's Official: Keenan Cornelius vs Nicholas Meregali Superfight Will Happen

Keenan Cornelius and Nicholas Meregali will face off against one another as the main event for the stacked Third Coast Grappling event in June. 

Fight 2 Win 112 Recap: Arges & Diniz Tune Up For Worlds In Sub-Only Clash

Gabriel Arges defeated Matheus Diniz at F2W 112 in Fresno, a performance that earned the black belt Fight of the Night.