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

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

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

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

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

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

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

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

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


Xande Ribeiro – Defeating The Closed Guard 

Private Lesson With Xande Ribeiro

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

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. 

Road to Pans Gold: Pedro Machado (Gordo Jiu-Jitsu)

The medium-heavy purple belt division was filled to the brim with rising talents from around the world, but none performed more beautifully today then Gordo Jiu-Jitsu representative Pedro Machado.

Middleweight: The Most Competitive Black Belt Division at 2019 IBJJF Pans

The largest black belt division at this year’s Pans, middleweight also has a ridiculous amount of athletes with a legit shot of challenging for the title.  

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Lo, Kaynan, Gaudio: Why Heavyweight Is The Most Intriguing Division at Pans

The heavyweight division always offers plenty of entertainment, but this year we should see a three way race to gold between powerhouse athletes Leandro Lo, Patrick Gaudio and Kaynan Duarte. 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

2019 IBJJF Pan Championship Purple Belt Viewing Guide

It's the eve of the IBJJF 2019 Pan Championships, and as per tradition, the event is set to run the adult purple belt divisions over the first two days of competition, bringing the sport's budding talents to the fore. 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

A New Lightweight Champion Will Be Crowned at 2019 IBJJF Pans

null

There is a 100% chance we will see a new face take gold in the 2019 IBJJF Pan lightweight division, and the race boils down to three front runners. Watch it live or on demand only on FloGrappling.com this weekend. 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

9 Explosive First Round Matches To Watch at 2019 IBJJF Pans

null

The brackets are out for the 2019 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship and as always the first thing we do is pour over them to identify the most promising first round matches scheduled to go down in the black belt divisions. 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Mayssa Bastos vs Fiona Watson Finalizes KASAI Pro 5 Card

null

Hot Prospects, Crafty Veterans and World Champs: Pans Featherweight Preview

With 17 competitors the featherweight division is an interesting mix of promising young talent and crafty veterans. 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

2019 IBJJF Pan Championships Brackets Released

The 2019 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship is one of the most important jiu-jitsu events of the year, bringing together world-class athletes of every belt color in a multi-day event that will help determine how the 2019 gi season plays out. 

UNLOCKED: 5 Must-See Past Pans Matches

It's one of the best times of the year: Pans Week is upon us!