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
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
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
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
Quick and dirty, Babalu shows the set up for this exotic submission.
Xande Ribeiro – Defeating The Closed Guard
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.