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New Wave Jiu Jitsu: Closed Guard - Building a Complete Closed Guard System by John Danaher

Use some of the strongest closed guard positions together for a unified system of offense to give yourself the best chance at victory in the gym and in competition

  • Understand the central problems of closed guard and how you can solve them with efficiency and technique that anyone can use
  • Fight from the side scissor, the clamp, double underhooks, the top lock, and more to give yourself a constant competitive advantage
  • John teaches you how to attack the legs against an opponent who stands in your guard - with secrets for leg locking that he and his team helped revolutionize
  • This series shows how even short grapplers can unlock a dangerous closed guard by using a two-stage method for controlling the fight
  • Professor John Danaher has taught grappling and combat superstars like Gordon Ryan, Georges St. Pierre, Garry Tonon, and many more throughout his illustrious coaching career - with remarkable success with students of all levels of experience and athleticism.
  • Know more. Win more.

Course Content

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Volume 1

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Introduction 0
Advantages and Disadvantages of Closed Guard 3:26
The Biggest Theme of this Video: The Battle of Closed Guard is Always a Battle for Posture 20:16
How to Win the Battle for Posture & 4 Infallible Signs that You Are Winning 25:03
The Side Scissor Series - Mechanics of the Side Scissor 48:38
Getting to a Side Scissor from Closed Guard - Elbow Post Method 59:24
Arm Drag Method 1:11:22
The Underhook Method 1:19:12
The Misdirectional Method 1:25:09

Volume 2

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
The Crucial Tactical Elements of the Side Scissor Position - Battle for Elbow, Height & Angle 0
The Side Scissor Trilemma 8:36
The Best Moves From Side Scissor Position When You Win The Battle for Height - Taking the Back 15:25
The Wrist Sweep 22:05
The Elbow Sweep 26:37
Elbow Sweep: Part 2 29:28
Armbar: Juji Gatame 34:16
The Rear Triangle (Ushiro Sankaku) 38:57
Best Moves from Side Scissor when you lose the battle for height - The Flower Sweep 45:19
The Pendulum Sweep 50:43
Lat Armbar (Lat Juji Gatame) 57:11
Ude Gatame 1:03:27
Shoulder Crunch Sumi Gaeshi 1:12:48

Volume 3

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Losing the Battle for the Elbow: The Clamp Series - The Clamp 0
Triangle 10:11
Inverted Arm Bar Juji Gatame 17:40
Trimura 21:19
Omoplata Roll Over 26:42
When the Clamp Fails: Lat & Wrist Triangle 33:18
Side Clamp vs Vertical Clamp 39:29
Deepening Your Understanding of the Side Scissor 47:40

Volume 4

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
The Double Underhook Series 0
Getting to Double Underhooks - Elbow Post Method 4:01
Wrist Control Method 7:05
Flower Method 9:14
Collar & Scoop Method 11:18
The Single Most Important Move From Double Underhooks: The Slide By 13:06
Troubleshooting the Slide By 22:38
Special Study: How Short Athletes Can Use Closed Guard to Advantage: The Two Stage Philosophy of Attack from Closed Guard 32:37
Hiza Guruma 39:49
Sumi Gaeshi 44:45
Bear Hug Sweep 47:42
When the Bear Hug Fails 52:59
Convert to Half Guard 56:08
Double Overhooks to Sumi Gaeshi 1:04:13

Volume 5

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
The High Cross Series - Getting to the High Cross 0
High Cross Juji Gatame Armbar 6:29
High Cross to Triangle (Hantai Sankaku) 10:48
High Cross to Trimura 21:22
High Cross Omoplata to Heel Hook 25:04
High Cross: Putting it all together 33:12
Side Sit Up Series - Getting to the Side Sit Up 38:11
My Favorite Entry to The Side Sit Up 45:42
Two Arm Positions for the Side Sit Up 53:06
The Most Important Move From the Side Sit Up: the Hip Sweep 56:03
Two Directions of Force for the Hip Sweep 1:02:54
Trapping Your Opponents Arm 1:07:17
Working from a Failed Hip Sweep 1:13:33
Hip Sweeping from the Elbow 1:18:00
The Hip Sweep: Putting it All Together 1:21:00

Volume 6

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Scoop Handstand Series - Mechanics of the Scoop Handstand Sweep 0
Attacks From Scoop Sweep - Hip Sweep 8:05
Scoop Sweep to Triangle 13:41
Scoop Sweep to Arm Bar (Juji Gatame) 17:44
Tying Together the Scoop Sweep with the Rest of Your Closed Guard Game - Side Scissor 21:57
High Cross 28:23
Attacking from closed guard without the benefit of angle or height - The top lock - The top lock arm bar juji gatame 31:24
Overtie Top Lock 41:52
Top Lock on a Standing Opponent 47:04
Dealing with Opponents Pulling Out of Top Lock 54:38
Figure 4 Top Lock 1:02:38

Volume 7

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Trap Triangle - Collar and Wrist Dilemma 0
Transition from Trap Triangle to Figure 4 Triangle 8:01
Trap Triangle For Short Legged Athletes 13:09
Elbow Overhook - Kneeling Opponent 19:37
Standing Opponent 27:27
Losing the Battle for Posture But Winning The Game - The Golden Rule of the Battle for Posture 36:06
How to Transition from Closed Guard to Open Guard Safely - Go First 42:03
Stopping Leg Locks with Inside Position 49:45
Stopping Guard Passes with Entanglements 53:24
Your Minimum Goal when Your Opponent Opens Your Guard 57:59

Volume 8

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Attacking the Legs from Closed Guard - Spin Around Legs Into Heel Hooks 0
Transition to X-Guard and Heel Hook 6:49
Transition to Ashi Garami & Heel Hook 9:44
Sweeps: The Magic Formula for Strong Knockdowns from Guard Position 16:10
Overview: Creating a Complete System for Your Closed Guard Game - Step 1: Break Opponents Posture 30:50
Step 2: Work Towards a Dominant Position 36:08
Step 3: If The Postural Game Fails Attack the Legs 49:34
Alternative Strategy for Shorter Athletes: The Two Stage Strategy 54:50

Use some of the strongest closed guard positions together for a unified system of offense to give yourself the best chance at victory in the gym and in competition

  • Understand the central problems of closed guard and how you can solve them with efficiency and technique that anyone can use
  • Fight from the side scissor, the clamp, double underhooks, the top lock, and more to give yourself a constant competitive advantage
  • John teaches you how to attack the legs against an opponent who stands in your guard - with secrets for leg locking that he and his team helped revolutionize
  • This series shows how even short grapplers can unlock a dangerous closed guard by using a two-stage method for controlling the fight
  • Professor John Danaher has taught grappling and combat superstars like Gordon Ryan, Georges St. Pierre, Garry Tonon, and many more throughout his illustrious coaching career - with remarkable success with students of all levels of experience and athleticism.
  • Know more. Win more.

Course Content

Expand All Sections

Volume 1

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Introduction 0
Advantages and Disadvantages of Closed Guard 3:26
The Biggest Theme of this Video: The Battle of Closed Guard is Always a Battle for Posture 20:16
How to Win the Battle for Posture & 4 Infallible Signs that You Are Winning 25:03
The Side Scissor Series - Mechanics of the Side Scissor 48:38
Getting to a Side Scissor from Closed Guard - Elbow Post Method 59:24
Arm Drag Method 1:11:22
The Underhook Method 1:19:12
The Misdirectional Method 1:25:09

Volume 2

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
The Crucial Tactical Elements of the Side Scissor Position - Battle for Elbow, Height & Angle 0
The Side Scissor Trilemma 8:36
The Best Moves From Side Scissor Position When You Win The Battle for Height - Taking the Back 15:25
The Wrist Sweep 22:05
The Elbow Sweep 26:37
Elbow Sweep: Part 2 29:28
Armbar: Juji Gatame 34:16
The Rear Triangle (Ushiro Sankaku) 38:57
Best Moves from Side Scissor when you lose the battle for height - The Flower Sweep 45:19
The Pendulum Sweep 50:43
Lat Armbar (Lat Juji Gatame) 57:11
Ude Gatame 1:03:27
Shoulder Crunch Sumi Gaeshi 1:12:48

Volume 3

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Losing the Battle for the Elbow: The Clamp Series - The Clamp 0
Triangle 10:11
Inverted Arm Bar Juji Gatame 17:40
Trimura 21:19
Omoplata Roll Over 26:42
When the Clamp Fails: Lat & Wrist Triangle 33:18
Side Clamp vs Vertical Clamp 39:29
Deepening Your Understanding of the Side Scissor 47:40

Volume 4

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
The Double Underhook Series 0
Getting to Double Underhooks - Elbow Post Method 4:01
Wrist Control Method 7:05
Flower Method 9:14
Collar & Scoop Method 11:18
The Single Most Important Move From Double Underhooks: The Slide By 13:06
Troubleshooting the Slide By 22:38
Special Study: How Short Athletes Can Use Closed Guard to Advantage: The Two Stage Philosophy of Attack from Closed Guard 32:37
Hiza Guruma 39:49
Sumi Gaeshi 44:45
Bear Hug Sweep 47:42
When the Bear Hug Fails 52:59
Convert to Half Guard 56:08
Double Overhooks to Sumi Gaeshi 1:04:13

Volume 5

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
The High Cross Series - Getting to the High Cross 0
High Cross Juji Gatame Armbar 6:29
High Cross to Triangle (Hantai Sankaku) 10:48
High Cross to Trimura 21:22
High Cross Omoplata to Heel Hook 25:04
High Cross: Putting it all together 33:12
Side Sit Up Series - Getting to the Side Sit Up 38:11
My Favorite Entry to The Side Sit Up 45:42
Two Arm Positions for the Side Sit Up 53:06
The Most Important Move From the Side Sit Up: the Hip Sweep 56:03
Two Directions of Force for the Hip Sweep 1:02:54
Trapping Your Opponents Arm 1:07:17
Working from a Failed Hip Sweep 1:13:33
Hip Sweeping from the Elbow 1:18:00
The Hip Sweep: Putting it All Together 1:21:00

Volume 6

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Scoop Handstand Series - Mechanics of the Scoop Handstand Sweep 0
Attacks From Scoop Sweep - Hip Sweep 8:05
Scoop Sweep to Triangle 13:41
Scoop Sweep to Arm Bar (Juji Gatame) 17:44
Tying Together the Scoop Sweep with the Rest of Your Closed Guard Game - Side Scissor 21:57
High Cross 28:23
Attacking from closed guard without the benefit of angle or height - The top lock - The top lock arm bar juji gatame 31:24
Overtie Top Lock 41:52
Top Lock on a Standing Opponent 47:04
Dealing with Opponents Pulling Out of Top Lock 54:38
Figure 4 Top Lock 1:02:38

Volume 7

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Trap Triangle - Collar and Wrist Dilemma 0
Transition from Trap Triangle to Figure 4 Triangle 8:01
Trap Triangle For Short Legged Athletes 13:09
Elbow Overhook - Kneeling Opponent 19:37
Standing Opponent 27:27
Losing the Battle for Posture But Winning The Game - The Golden Rule of the Battle for Posture 36:06
How to Transition from Closed Guard to Open Guard Safely - Go First 42:03
Stopping Leg Locks with Inside Position 49:45
Stopping Guard Passes with Entanglements 53:24
Your Minimum Goal when Your Opponent Opens Your Guard 57:59

Volume 8

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Attacking the Legs from Closed Guard - Spin Around Legs Into Heel Hooks 0
Transition to X-Guard and Heel Hook 6:49
Transition to Ashi Garami & Heel Hook 9:44
Sweeps: The Magic Formula for Strong Knockdowns from Guard Position 16:10
Overview: Creating a Complete System for Your Closed Guard Game - Step 1: Break Opponents Posture 30:50
Step 2: Work Towards a Dominant Position 36:08
Step 3: If The Postural Game Fails Attack the Legs 49:34
Alternative Strategy for Shorter Athletes: The Two Stage Strategy 54:50

Master The New Wave Closed Guard With Professor John Danaher’s 3-Step System For Dominating Modern Opponents With This Old School Position - Using Principles, Techniques, & Strategies You Won’t Learn Anywhere Else From The World’s Greatest Grappling Instructor

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What Will You Learn?

Unlock the secrets of closed guard for the new wave of jiu-jitsu with Professor John Danaher’s three-step system for controlling and attacking opponents with this old school position. With his advice and coaching, learn how to start combining offensive positions in sequence for maximum effect - including the side scissor, the top lock, the clamp, and more that will give you great opportunities for submission success and sweeping threats against talented opposition.

Across all eight volumes, see how to combine your offense and defense to solve the central problems of closed guard. With technique and efficient movement, you can give yourself mechanical advantages to break posture and begin setting up strong submissions like the juji gatame, triangle variations, ude gatames, and even leg lock entries that John and his team have revolutionized.

Professor Danaher explains how anyone can use the closed guard for great effect, including shorter athletes with just a few modifications to the system. Learn all the best ways that you can attack from this classic posiiton, giving yourself new wave effectiveness with new series’ like the high cross, side sit up, and more. Don’t wait to find new ways to dominate the action from this unique guard position across 8-volumes packed with instruction from one of the best coaches in grappling.

Professor John Danaher is one of the most popular and recognizable coaches in modern grappling, with students who have achieved at the highest levels of the sport using his innovative, groundbreaking systems. These are some of the same lessons that Professor Danaher has given students like Gordon Ryan, UFC Hall of Famer Georges St. Pierre, and Garry Tonon, now made available to students of all levels.


So, What Exactly Do You Get?

PART 1

  • INTRODUCTION
  • ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF CLOSED GUARD
  • THE BIGGEST THEME OF THIS VIDEO: THE BATTLE OF CLOSED GUARD IS ALWAYS A BATTLE FOR POSTURE
  • HOW TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR POSTURE & 4 INFALLIBLE SIGNS THAT YOU ARE WINNING
  • THE SIDE SCISSOR SERIES

  • MECHANICS OF THE SIDE SCISSOR
  • GETTING TO A SIDE SCISSOR FROM CLOSED GUARD

  • ELBOW POST METHOD
  • ARM DRAG METHOD
  • THE UNDERHOOK METHOD
  • THE MISDIRECTIONAL METHOD
  • PART 2

    THE CRUCIAL TACTICAL ELEMENTS OF THE SIDE SCISSOR POSITION

  • THE BATTLE FOR ELBOW, HEIGHT & ANGLE
  • THE SIDE SCISSOR TRILEMMA
  • THE BEST MOVES FROM SIDE SCISSOR POSITION WHEN YOU WIN THE BATTLE FOR HEIGHT

  • TAKING THE BACK
  • THE WRIST SWEEP
  • THE ELBOW SWEEP
  • ELBOW SWEEP: PART 2
  • ARMBAR: JUJI GATAME
  • THE REAR TRIANGLE (USHIRO SANKAKU)
  • BEST MOVES FROM SIDE SCISSOR WHEN YOU LOSE THE BATTLE FOR HEIGHT

  • THE FLOWER SWEEP
  • THE PENDULUM SWEEP
  • LAT ARMBAR (LAT JUJI GATAME)
  • UDE GATAME
  • SHOULDER CRUNCH SUMI GAESHI
  • PART 3

    LOSING THE BATTLE FOR THE ELBOW: THE CLAMP SERIES

  • THE CLAMP
  • TRIANGLE
  • INVERTED ARM BAR JUJI GATAME
  • TRIMURA
  • OMOPLATA ROLL OVER
  • WHEN THE CLAMP FAILS: LAT & WRIST TRIANGLE
  • SIDE CLAMP VS VERTICAL CLAMP
  • DEEPENING YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE SIDE SCISSOR
  • PART 4

    THE DOUBLE UNDERHOOK SERIES

    GETTING TO DOUBLE UNDERHOOKS

  • ELBOW POST METHOD
  • WRIST CONTROL METHOD
  • FLOWER METHOD
  • COLLAR & SCOOP METHOD
  • THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT MOVE FROM DOUBLE UNDERHOOKS: THE SLIDE BY
  • TROUBLESHOOTING THE SLIDE BY
  • SPECIAL STUDY: HOW SHORT ATHLETES CAN USE CLOSED GUARD TO ADVANTAGE: THE TWO STAGE PHILOSOPHY OF ATTACK FROM CLOSED GUARD

  • HIZA GURUMA
  • SUMI GAESHI
  • BEAR HUG SWEEP
  • WHEN THE BEAR HUG FAILS
  • CONVERT TO HALF GUARD
  • DOUBLE OVERHOOKS TO SUMI GAESHI
  • PART 5

    THE HIGH CROSS SERIES

  • GETTING TO THE HIGH CROSS
  • HIGH CROSS JUJI GATAME ARMBAR
  • HIGH CROSS TO TRIANGLE (HANTAI SANKAKU)
  • HIGH CROSS TO TRIMURA
  • HIGH CROSS OMOPLATA TO HEEL HOOK
  • HIGH CROSS: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
  • SIDE SIT UP SERIES

  • GETTING TO THE SIDE SIT UP
  • MY FAVORITE ENTRY TO THE SIDE SIT UP
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT MOVE FROM THE SIDE SIT UP: THE HIP SWEEP
  • TWO DIRECTIONS OF FORCE FOR THE HIP SWEEP
  • TRAPPING YOUR OPPONENTS ARM
  • WORKING FROM A FAILED HIP SWEEP
  • HIP SWEEPING FROM THE ELBOW
  • THE HIP SWEEP: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHERGETTING TO THE SIDE SIT UP
  • MY FAVORITE ENTRY TO THE SIDE SIT UP
  • TWO ARM POSITIONS FOR THE SIDE SIT UP
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT MOVE FROM THE SIDE SIT UP: THE HIP SWEEP
  • TWO DIRECTIONS OF FORCE FOR THE HIP SWEEP
  • TRAPPING YOUR OPPONENTS ARM
  • WORKING FROM A FAILED HIP SWEEP
  • HIP SWEEPING FROM THE ELBOW
  • THE HIP SWEEP: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
  • PART 6

    SCOOP HANDSTAND SERIES

  • MECHANICS OF THE SCOOP HANDSTAND SWEEP
  • ATTACKS FROM SCOOP SWEEP

  • HIP SWEEP
  • SCOOP SWEEP TO TRIANGLE
  • SCOOP SWEEP TO ARM BAR (JUJI GATAME)
  • TYING TOGETHER THE SCOOP SWEEP WITH THE REST OF YOUR CLOSED GUARD GAME

  • SIDE SCISSOR
  • HIGH CROSS
  • ATTACKING FROM CLOSED GUARD WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF ANGLE OR HEIGHT

    THE TOP LOCK

  • THE TOP LOCK ARM BAR JUJI GATAME
  • OVERTIE TOP LOCK
  • TOP LOCK ON A STANDING OPPONENT
  • DEALING WITH OPPONENTS PULLING OUT OF TOP LOCK
  • FIGURE 4 TOP LOCK
  • PART 7

    TRAP TRIANGLE

  • COLLAR AND WRIST DILEMMA
  • TRANSITION FROM TRAP TRIANGLE TO FIGURE 4 TRIANGLE
  • TRAP TRIANGLE FOR SHORT LEGGED ATHLETES
  • ELBOW OVERHOOK

  • KNEELING OPPONENT
  • STANDING OPPONENT
  • LOSING THE BATTLE FOR POSTURE BUT WINNING THE GAME

  • THE GOLDEN RULE OF THE BATTLE FOR POSTURE
  • HOW TO TRANSITION FROM CLOSED GUARD TO OPEN GUARD SAFELY

  • GO FIRST
  • STOPPING LEG LOCKS WITH INSIDE POSITION
  • STOPPING GUARD PASSES WITH ENTANGLEMENTS
  • YOUR MINIMUM GOAL WHEN YOUR OPPONENT OPENS YOUR GUARD
  • PART 8

    ATTACKING THE LEGS FROM CLOSED GUARD

  • SPIN AROUND LEGS INTO HEEL HOOKS
  • TRANSITION TO X-GUARD AND HEEL HOOK
  • TRANSITION TO ASHI GARAMI & HEEL HOOK
  • SWEEPS: THE MAGIC FORMULA FOR STRONG KNOCKDOWNS FROM GUARD POSITION
  • OVERVIEW: CREATING A COMPLETE SYSTEM FOR YOUR CLOSED GUARD GAME

  • STEP 1: BREAK OPPONENTS POSTURE
  • STEP 2: WORK TOWARDS A DOMINANT POSITION
  • STEP 3: IF THE POSTURAL GAME FAILS ATTACK THE LEGS
  • ALTERNATIVE STRATEGY FOR SHORTER ATHLETES: THE TWO STAGE STRATEGY
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