Back Up Guard Break

Often your opponent will hide the sleeve grip when you’re trying to break the closed guard. But don’t panic, if that happens you simply stand up using the collar grip.

This video covers how I stand and break the guard using the collar grip.

Key Points:

  • look to stand as soon as possible
  • hide your legs when you stand to avoid being knocked off balance
  • immediately break the angle when you stand to avoid being swept
  • stand up tall, so you don’t provide a shelf for their legs
  • hang them from the collar grip
  • use your free arm and shake open the guard
  • as soon as their guard opens close the space or step back and start passing.

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