BJJ Closed Guard Basics: TRITAC-Jitsu Lesson Preview

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In our TRITAC-Jitsu Classes this week; we’ll be focusing on THE BJJ GUARD! I know, I know – WHY are we going to the ground for self-defense?

Well, the guard is one of the MOST important concepts in Jiu-Jitsu and a very powerful position to fight from.

Video Breakdown:

00:00 – Importance of the BJJ Guard and implications for self-defense
00:50 – Types of Guards we’ll be working on: Closed Guard, Scissor Guard, and Half Guard
01:29 – How to Pull Closed Guard for Training and WHY you would pull guard for self-defense
02:56 – How to NOT Pull Guard and important concepts of how to pull guard
3:30 – How to Pull Guard from Standing Technique
4:05 – Push – Pull Concept of Playing BJJ Self-Defense Guard
5:01 – How to do the Omoplata from Closed Guard Overview
6:00 – Punch Defense from Closed Guard to Overhook Control
6:30 – Side Closed Guard Attacking Submissions and Omoplata Series
7:44 – Scissor Guard sweeps and Omoplata from Cross-Guard or Scissor Guard
8:15 – Importance of Fundamental or Basic Jiu-Jitsu Guard Game for Self-Defense and Competition BJJ
8:34 – Closed Guard Overhook Control Points & Details
10:28 – Set the overhook and move / escape your hips to get sweeps and submissions from Closed Guard
11:17 – How to move the head and body “offline” to setup overhook control for Omoplata, Jiu-Jitsu Submissions and guard sweeps. Learn to use pain compliance and self-defense strikes to move the head.
12:17 – How to defend against a strong opponent in guard?
12:22 – Jiu-Jitsu is a game of inches. Create and dominate space in Jiu-Jitsu
12:53 – What makes the best BJJ Black Belts SOOO Good?

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