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A Powerful Closed-Guard Sweep

A Powerful Closed-Guard Sweep

by JJB Admin

7 years ago

This video technique post is by 3rd-Degree Roger Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Nicolas Gregoriades.

After an era which saw the half, 50-50, de la Riva and several other guard variants supersede it in popularity, the closed-guard is now back in fashion.

My Favourite Guard

I've always preferred the closed guard, as I feel it gives me more control over my opponent than almost any other variant. I also feel that it's the 'safest' guard available to the bottom player - because the person on top must first open your guard before he can even consider passing and that in itself can be a major challenge for him.

A Powerful Sweep

In this video, I demonstrate one of my favourite jiu-jitsu techniques - an effective attacking combination from the Closed-Guard. I also discuss an important concept that has been helping me with all aspects of my game, including this particular technique.  

If you enjoyed this video, then you may also enjoy our popular online video course 'BJJ Building Blocks' by 3rd-degree Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Roger Gracie, Nicolas Gregoriades.


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