IN GUARD WE TRUST! Last week, we discussed defending ourselves from bad positions and recovering back to good ones, in particular the Closed Guard. Being able to utilize the Guard position to defend yourself and then gain an offensive advantage is a huge asset – whether that be improving the position with a sweep or back-take, or even directly submitting your opponent!
The first part of the week will focus on two main sweeps from the Closed Guard – the Sit-Up Sweep and the Scissors Sweep. Depending on how your opponent postures, both of these are great methods to improve your position by getting to the Mount:
Because the concept of posture is so critical when playing Closed Guard, our second Lesson Plan begins with some different methods to break down your opponent. From there, we can attack with a submission attacking their shoulder called the Kimura!