Breaking Closed Guard with Sleeve Grip

This video covers my favourite way to open closed guard from standing using the sleeve Grip and how to train it.

Key Points:

  • look to stand as soon as possible
  • control one sleeve to avoid being knocked off balance
  • stand up tall, so you don’t provide a shelf for their legs
  • hang them from the sleeve 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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