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. 

Kennedy Maciel vs Marcio Andre Headlines Fight 2 Win 118

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Fight 2 Win is back to their usual format this Saturday, July 20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a men’s 160lb black belt gi main event between Kennedy Maciel (Alliance) and Marcio Andre (Gustavo Dantes).

Why A Grappling Match Between Yuri Simoes And Kyle Snyder Is A Great Idea

Two-time ADCC champion Yuri Simoes made a great suggestion last week, offering one of the politest call-outs we've seen in a long time. The Brazilian called for a grappling match between himself and Kyle Snyder, the Olympic gold medalist and World champion freestyle wrestler and one of the mightiest American wrestlers to step onto the mats. 

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DeBlass Takes KASAI Pro Superfight In Front Of New Jersey Home Town Crowd

KASAI announced today that Tom DeBlass will face Andrew Tevay at KASAI Pro 6 on Saturday, August 17th at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. 

5 Submissions, No Points Conceded: ADCC Trials Winner Meraz Avdoyan

Back in April German grappler Meraz Avdoyan won all of his matches at the ADCC 2nd European Trials by submission– and without giving up a single point. 

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10th Planet Go 4-1 Versus All-Star Team at SUBVERSIV

10th Planet defended their SUBVERSIV Pro Team title 4-1 against the Red Bowie All Stars, with Geo Martinez taking a big win over Joao Miyao in the most intriguing match. 

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Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu vs Wrestling & 2 Rear Naked Strangles in MMA

Start your week off right with the Grappling Bulletin. 

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Sunday Study: Lepri, Arges, & Liera - 3 Ways to Sweep from DLR to X-Guard

Without question, the De la Riva (DLR) guard is one of the most versatile positions in the game. 

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SUBVERSIV Back With EBI Rules 5-on-5 Team Battle: 10th Planet vs All Stars

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Two teams will face off this Saturday, July 13 in Los Angeles, California when SUBVERSIV– a Fight 2 Win production– delivers their second card. The reigning SUBVERSIV Pro Team champs, 10th Planet, are bringing five of their top competitors to meet the Red Bowie team, a conglomerate of the company’s five most successful, sponsored athletes.

Kaynan Duarte and Yuri Simoes To Face Off For First Time At KASAI Pro 6

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KASAI have announced that Kaynan Duarte will face Yuri Simoes in the main event at 'KASAI Pro 6’ on Saturday, August 17th at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. 

Matheus Diniz and Josh Hinger To Roll It Back At KASAI Pro 6

KASAI Elite Grappling Championships announced that Matheus Diniz will face Josh Hinger at KASAI Pro 6 on Saturday, August 17th at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.