Inside The Closed Guard by Henry Akins
Henry AkinsProfessional Fighter
Henry Akins Provides A Detailed Breakdown Of The Closed Guard Including Controlling Opponents, Avoiding Sweeps/Submissions, And MORE!
- Finding yourself inside the closed guard can be an absolute nightmare if you don't have the right tools to manage the bottom player’s advances, and Akins’ has assembled the perfect roadmap to help you dominate from this common position
- Change your game with Akins’ closed guard secrets derived from years of study and experience with the best practitioners in the world
- Crack open the closed guard, defend submissions, and use key concepts from Akins’ own personal toolbox to help you intelligently dismantle the guard and pass
- Defend multiple high percentage closed guard attacks including the hip bump sweep, armbar, cross collar choke, and more with reliable instruction that you’ll only find from Akins
- Use the infamous arm behind the back guard break and pass to surprise your training partners and opponents and pass with greater ease
- Master Akins’ ultimate triangle escape so you can avoid tapping from this classic submission and stay in the fight
|Keeping Posture in the Closed Guard||0|
|Posture When Pulling the Arm||5:00|
|Posture when Pulling the Neck||9:33|
|Using the Lead Arm||13:03|
|Secondary Arm Defense||17:16|
|Killing the Hip Bump Sweep||23:43|
|Freeing the Arm to Get Posture||26:34|
|Freeing the Head to get Posture||29:01|
|Concept of Standing & Breaking the Legs vs Breaking the Legs from the Knees||31:29|
|Breaking the Legs with the Knee Behind the Butt||34:49|
|Standing to Open the Legs||0|
|Preliminary Defense Cross Collar Choke||6:35|
|The Closed Guard Standing Up to Open the Guard||9:58|
|Closed Guard Opening Legs From the Knees||15:29|
|Closed Guard Proper Posture||19:55|
|Closed Guard Concept & Philosophy Of Guard Passing||25:32|
|Can opener to open legs||0|
|Does it matter what leg is on top when opening the legs||5:20|
|Arm Bar defense and escape||7:14|
|Arm behind the back guard break and pass||15:27|
|Deflecting the triangle with elbow (using the secondary arm)||20:57|
|Preliminary defense for the triangle choke (preventing the opponent from locking the legs)||0|
|Ultimate Escape from the triangle choke||9:51|
|The anatomy and mechanics of the ultimate triangle escape with Dr. KickAss||19:29|
|Escape to the Guillotine from the Guards||21:31|
|Q&A Escape from the Guillotine from the Guard||26:13|
Explore BJJ’s Most Utilized Position with One Of The Most Highly Sought After Instructors on The Planet, Henry Akins, As He Shows You How To Really Stay Safe And Break Closed Guard
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What Will You Learn?
Akins earned his black belt nearly 20 years ago, and has trained with/coached some of the very best practitioners in the sport. Now as the head coach of Dynamix Martial Arts, Akins continues to impart his unique and valuable wisdom on the students at the academy and with thousands around the world, through his instructionals.
With Inside The Closed Guard, you'll take a masterclass with Akins on one of the most revisited battles in all of jiu-jitsu. Using tested concepts and reliable instruction, Akins will help you dismantle the closed guard in ways you’ve never seen before. He’ll share the secrets of his unique toolbox and provide a conceptual approach paired with stunning technique to help you dominate and pass from this classic position.
Start with an intro to maintaining your posture as you learn to free yourself from the efforts of the bottom player to break you down! After you’ve got your posture in check you’ll dive into an entire section on breaking the closed guard, with both standing and kneeling variations so you can be versatile in any approach. You’ll defend common submissions like the armbar and the triangle and stave off some of the most high percentage attacks from the bottom position like the hip bump sweep and the cross collar choke. You’ll have Akins guiding you every step of the way with experienced instruction and signature moves that you won't see anywhere else!