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there are a few things you can do to help with this: break down your opponents posture, it's very hard, if they are sitting tall, even for someone with normal/long legs to keep the guard closed. use your legs to draw them in, and lock up their upper body, this keeps them closer, and makes it easier to keep your guard closed. develop a good open guard ...


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Assuming no-gi and they're starting with right knee down and left knee up. Plant your left foot on his right hip, it makes it pretty hard for him to get rid of it or pass, and since your foot is on his hip it gives you something to push off of to swivel and get an angle. Your right leg should also be somewhere on his torso, but since it's going to move the ...


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Maintain 3 points of contact, i.e. head control, arm control and foot on the hip opposite of the leg that is up. Take your foot that is not on the hip and make sure your knee is touching their leg near the thigh, hook their ankle with your foot, pull them toward you to off balance them and kick their leg out (just like they are taking a stride while running, ...


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There are physical limitations, you have to figure out if the person you are trying to contain can actually fit in your guard. If they can but you are struggling then a good tip I've learned is to reduce the space between their belly button and your groin, raise your hips and curl your feet to their butt and this works to give you more control of their ...


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I'm similar. What I do is try to break down their posture as quick as possible, this means holding with your feet is less of a problem. Once broken down I try working off to a side with a arm, and am playing with a Sean Williams guard. If they posture up while I'm trying to break them down. I get aggressive about hunting for a hip bump, if they defend, ...


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The most basic principle of keeping someone within your closed guard is to always keep your hips up. If your hips are on the ground, it is far easier for you opponent to open your guard. Having your hips up also allows you to drop your hips down and pull your knees toward your chest to break your opponent's posture (often combined with opening your ...


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Patricia has some good answers for closed guard. I have issues with a triangle choke and cannot do it due to flexibility and the size of my legs. So in my BJJ class the guys who cannot do the triangle choke practice another way. When in position where you would throw your leg across horizontally instead walk your legs down there back as far as they can go ...



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