No Gi Guard Break

The process for breaking closed guard in No Gi doesn’t change.. First, I establish my posture, then I stand. The only difference is you need to be more explosive when I stand and very aware my opponent will be trying to under hook your legs.

This video covers how I break the closed guard in No Gi.

Key Points:

  • look to stand as soon as possible
  • explode to your feet using the throat and hip grips
  • immediately break the angle when you stand to avoid being swept
  • stand up tall, so you don’t provide a shelf for their legs
  • use your free arm and shake open the guard
  • as soon as their guard opens, kick out and step back to avoid being swept.

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