Podcast Episode 33 – Learning Open Guard and Retention with Lucas Valente
We talk to open guard specialist and elite competitor Lucas Valente about how he built one of the best open guards in BJJ, how to mix open guard with guard recovery, having a diverse guard, who was his most difficult training recently, and more. Check out Lucas’s series’s The Classic Open Guard and The Guard Retention Encyclopedia right now on BJJ Fanatics.
BJJ Fanatics was started by a pair of black belts (Bernardo Faria & Michael Zenga) who feel that nothing is more important than improving your BJJ skills as much as possible in the least amount of time. Their aim was to create a shop for BJJ Students who don’t look at BJJ as a sport – but as a lifestyle. You might be interested in Open Guard Sweeps and Submissions by Marcelo Motta.