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Bottom Closed Guard Concepts

  • Break your opponents posture by pulling down on the head or crunching your abs forward
  • Create angles off to the side – This is often called not staying “Flat”
  • Use your foot on their hip to create angles don’t create angles with your foot on the mat.
  • Hips up Feet Down
  • Get Opponents hands past the centerline
  • Disrupt their balance when they go to move
  • If the opponent goes 2 hands on one side take the back
  • Break grips with figure four grips
  • Work on spider walk with legs
  • Don’t allow them to make frames on your hips
  • Don’t squeeze too much with your legs
  • Pop the grip with a palm strike to the bottom wrist