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Fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu: Closed Distance Open Guard by Nicholas Meregali

Nicholas Meregali Shares His World-Class Fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu: Closed Distance Open Guard System Designed To Get Underneath Opponents and Score Sweeps, Backtakes, AND Submissions, learn from the best guard player in the world today and simplify the guard!

  • Meregali is one of the most dominant competitors in the sport, has multiple IBJJF world championship titles, and has one of the highest finishing rates in the history of Jiu-Jitsu - He has had a rapid ascent in No Gi as well and is widely regarded the best in the world in both gi and no gi
  • Unlock the full potential of your bottom game with Mergali’s under the hips system that incorporates a variety of X-guards and other complimentary guards Nicholas has used to beat the best in the world with his GUARD
  • Consistently get underneath opponents with a variety of entries including outside De La Riva, collar/pants control, sumi gaeshi, and MORE - As a bigger guy, Nicholas is still able to use guards people assume are for lighter athletes because of his unique DETAIL
  • Shutdown any hopes of passing with constant off balancing techniques designed to keep opponents on defense, and vulnerable for attack
  • Learn Meregali’s secrets to success as he details every grip variation, posture control, and strategy that makes his techniques work at the highest levels of the sport!
  • Surprise the opposition with unique backtakes and submissions Nicholas has used throughout his career!

Course Content

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Volume 1

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Intro 0
How to play under the hips 5:33
Correcting mistakes 49:49

Volume 2

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Countering weird situations - Dealing with Single x top pressure 0
Switching to x guard 7:01
Countering when they knee tap 15:45
Rebuilding the guard from no connection 22:08
Maintaining the set up 32:51

Volume 3

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
How to get under the hips - Outside de la riva 0
Outside tripod to under the hips 6:40
Collar and pants control 15:13
Collar and pants control when they have knee on the mat 23:53

Volume 4

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Sumi gaeshi 0
Entries from collar and Sleeve/spider guard 6:07
Half guard to x-guard 16:16
Overview 25:43

Volume 5

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Sweeps/set ups/off balances - Single leg x dilemma 0
X guard situations 18:06

Volume 6

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Near sleeve control set ups/sweeps/off balances 0
Far sleeve control 16:52
Backtake from lapel set up 24:52
Technical stand up 32:18
Submission options 37:41

Nicholas Meregali Shares His World-Class Fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu: Closed Distance Open Guard System Designed To Get Underneath Opponents and Score Sweeps, Backtakes, AND Submissions, learn from the best guard player in the world today and simplify the guard!

  • Meregali is one of the most dominant competitors in the sport, has multiple IBJJF world championship titles, and has one of the highest finishing rates in the history of Jiu-Jitsu - He has had a rapid ascent in No Gi as well and is widely regarded the best in the world in both gi and no gi
  • Unlock the full potential of your bottom game with Mergali’s under the hips system that incorporates a variety of X-guards and other complimentary guards Nicholas has used to beat the best in the world with his GUARD
  • Consistently get underneath opponents with a variety of entries including outside De La Riva, collar/pants control, sumi gaeshi, and MORE - As a bigger guy, Nicholas is still able to use guards people assume are for lighter athletes because of his unique DETAIL
  • Shutdown any hopes of passing with constant off balancing techniques designed to keep opponents on defense, and vulnerable for attack
  • Learn Meregali’s secrets to success as he details every grip variation, posture control, and strategy that makes his techniques work at the highest levels of the sport!
  • Surprise the opposition with unique backtakes and submissions Nicholas has used throughout his career!

Course Content

Expand All Sections

Volume 1

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Intro 0
How to play under the hips 5:33
Correcting mistakes 49:49

Volume 2

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Countering weird situations - Dealing with Single x top pressure 0
Switching to x guard 7:01
Countering when they knee tap 15:45
Rebuilding the guard from no connection 22:08
Maintaining the set up 32:51

Volume 3

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
How to get under the hips - Outside de la riva 0
Outside tripod to under the hips 6:40
Collar and pants control 15:13
Collar and pants control when they have knee on the mat 23:53

Volume 4

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Sumi gaeshi 0
Entries from collar and Sleeve/spider guard 6:07
Half guard to x-guard 16:16
Overview 25:43

Volume 5

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Sweeps/set ups/off balances - Single leg x dilemma 0
X guard situations 18:06

Volume 6

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Near sleeve control set ups/sweeps/off balances 0
Far sleeve control 16:52
Backtake from lapel set up 24:52
Technical stand up 32:18
Submission options 37:41


BJJ Phenom Nicholas Meregali Shares His World-Class Fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu: Closed Distance Open Guard System Designed To Get Underneath Opponents and Score Sweeps, Backtakes, AND Submissions

This system is intended for anyone at any level and will change the way you play guard

Building The Greatest Gi Game: Under The Hips by Nicholas Meregali - BJJ Fanatics

Check Out a Free Technique!WHY LEARN FROM NICHOLAS? 


Nicholas is widely considered the best guard player in the gi today, given his weight class, he is still able to utilize a dynamic, simple, and modern approach to open guard at the highest level. Nothing fancy, just a strong guard with versatility and efficiency. 

Nicholas has been training with John Danaher which has only heightened his level and simplified his systems even more.  With arguably the highest level of fundamentals, hsi game is perfect for anyone. 

In this series you get to see inside the mind and the techniques that have been responsible for the best modern guard play in the world. The beauty of Meregali's guard is the high level execution of fundamentals using modern guard. This beautiful mix of old school and new school is truly unique to Nicholas. 

Who Is This Instructional For?

This instructional is made for anyone at any level. Regardless of body type, skill level, athletic level, or anything, there is something to learn from Meregali's gi game. Specifically, his under the hips series. This series was made to showcase the simplicity of his system that is effective at all levels. Nicholas has had an incredible career using these techniques and while some assume they are complicated, his teaching ability simplifies it. 

What Are People Saying? 

"Masterclass!

Amazing details! The adjustments I have already made to my game has been a game changer already!" - Jason W

"Another great instructional from one of the goats

Meregali has always been one of the bests at X-Guard. This is a must!" - Luiz G

"Simply awesome!

Really awesome instructional with great techniques and principles that are easy to use!" -Mikkel C.

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What Exactly Do You Get?

PART 1 - Develop a foundation to simplify the basic concepts of this instructional throughout volume 1 

  • INTRO
  • HOW TO PLAY UNDER THE HIPS
  • CORRECTING MISTAKES

PART 2 - COUNTERING WEIRD SITUATIONS - In this volume Nicholas is going to tell you exactly how to deal with less common reactions and help prepare you for anything you may see using these tehcniques

  • DEALING WITH SINGLE X TOP PRESSURE
  • SWITCHING TO X GUARD
  • COUNTERING WHEN THEY KNEE TAP
  • REBUILDING THE GUARD FROM NO CONNECTION
  • MAINTAINING THE SET UP

PART 3 - HOW TO GET UNDER THE HIPS - This volume is about entires into positions when you are under their hips. By now you have a good understanding of that he means and this is more specific technical application 

  • OUTSIDE DE LA RIVA
  • OUTSIDE TRIPOD TO UNDER THE HIPS
  • COLLAR AND PANTS CONTROL
  • COLLAR AND PANTS CONTROL WHEN THEY HAVE KNEE ON THE MAT

PART 4 - This volume discusses the infamous sumi gaeshi in detail and also goes over more unorthodox entries to get "under the hips." 

  • SUMI GAESHI
  • ENTRIES FROM COLLAR AND SLEEVE/SPIDER GUARD
  • HALF GUARD TO X-GUARD
  • OVERVIEW

PART 5 - SWEEPS/SET UPS/OFF BALANCES - Learn the exact sweep Meregali has used in his career in this volume and see all the details. 

  • SINGLE LEG X DILEMMA
  • X GUARD SITUATIONS

PART 6 - In this series you will learn some higher level sweeps and back takes and the discuss some of the submission opportunities and set ups that will present themselves using his system 

  • NEAR SLEEVE CONTROL SET UPS/SWEEPS/OFF BALANCES
  • FAR SLEEVE CONTROL
  • BACKTAKE FROM LAPEL SET UP
  • TECHNICAL STAND UP
  • SUBMISSION OPTIONS


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