If you’re a beginner, are you confused about the closed guard?
Of course you are. As a beginner, you’re not doubt confused about everything in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
But that doesn’t mean you have to stay confused.
In this video, Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Steven Grossi goes over some of the principles beginners — i.e., white and blue belts — should know about closed guard. He talks about using guard as an offensive rather than defensive position, and he reminds his viewers that if you’re going to open the guard, you should do it purely on your terms.
Check out all of Grossi’s video below to hear what he has to say about one of the most basic but misunderstood positions in Brazilian jiu-jitsu: the closed guard.