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Open Guard Compendium: Upper Body Guards by Ariel Tabak

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Ariel Tabak

Professional Fighter

Develop A Complete Understanding Upper Body Open Guards With BJJ Black Belt And International Competitor Ariel Tabak!

  • Refine one of the most important positions in Jiu-Jitsu, the open guard!
  • Ariel takes you on a tour through the most important concepts and techniques from upper body open guards like Lasso guard, Tarantula guard, Double Sleeve, and MORE!
  • Pile on the pressure with constant attacks that can combine into hard-to-stop attack sequences.
  • Upgrade your omoplata to a complete system of attack with Ariel's unique approach to snagging the omoplata, using it to control opponents, and setting up sweeps/submissions.
  • Learn to win hard-to-spot micro battles that can make a HUGE difference in your open guard success.

Course Content

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Volume 1

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Introduction And Overview 0
What Is Openguard? 6:49
Overview 10:40
Key Concepts - Winning The Inside Space 16:26
Off Balancing Overview 22:51
Importance Of Hip Orientation 27:07
Key Movements 29:45
Key Offbalancing Movements 30:43
Frames 42:40
Double Sleeve Guard 45:44
Main Micro Battles 48:14
Postures Vs Double Sleeve Guard 55:06
Troubleshoots To Micro Battles 59:12

Volume 2

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Troubleshoots To Micro Battles (cont.) 0
Off Balancing From The Double Sleeve Guard 5:51
Main Attacks From The Double Sleeve Guard 8:06
Attacks Against Standing/Hip Hinge Posture 9:10
Feet To Floor Off Balances And Attacks From The Double Sleeve 20:41
Attacking From Foot On Opposite Side Of Spider Guard 23:54
Attacks From Foot In Between The Legs 26:52
Attacking From The Butterfly Hook 30:29
Attacks From Foot On Same Side As Spider Guard 46:59
The Omoplata 52:04
The Triangle Choke 59:27
Finishing The Triangle Choke 1:02:59
Troubleshoots To Common Responses 1:09:58
Double Sleeve Attacks Vs Combat Base 1:13:05
Common Mistakes 1:23:11
Common Responses + Trouble Shoots For The Steering Wheel Sweep 1:24:48
Steering Wheel Sweep To "Difficult" Side 1:30:11
Attacks Against The Squat 1:36:41
Attacks Against Kneeling Opponent 1:37:32
Attacks Against Upright/Deadlift Posture 1:38:40
Summary 1:39:55

Volume 3

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Diving Components Of The Double Sleeve Guard 0
Collar Half Lasoo 2:01
Postures Applicable For Collar Half Lasso 6:32
Microbattles 8:55
Troubleshoots 14:11
Offbalancing With The Collar Half Lasso 28:01
Main Attacks Collar Half Lasso - Omoplata/Triangle From Collar Half Lasso 50:13
Snap Armbar From Collar Half Lasso Vs Combat Base 58:46
Transitioning To The Shallow Lasso 1:04:13

Volume 4

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
Transitioning To The Shallow Lasso (cont.) 0
Microbattles Shallow Lasso 3:56
Main Attacks Shallow Lasso 6:03
Common Mistakes Tricep Omoplata 14:18
Variation: Leg In Front Of Face Tricep Omoplata 16:39
Collar Bicep Ride 19:54
Frames Of Collar Bicep Ride 22:50
Postures Applicable 24:20
Microbattles Collar Bicep Ride 25:13
Main Attacks Collar Bicep Ride 36:02
Inverted Omoplata Series 36:41
Choi Bar On The Bicep Ride Side 54:42

Volume 5

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
The Omoplata 0
Maintaining The Omoplata - Aspects Of Maintaining The Omoplata 3:37
Microbattles Of The Omoplata - Opponents Perspective 7:19
Microbattles Of The Omoplata - Guard Player's Perspective 9:51
Using The Fishnet Off The Omoplata 23:07
Crab Ride Counter To Step Over 33:39
Attacking From The Omoplata 36:21
The Stomp Sweep - Inspired By David Marinakis 38:45
Armbar From Completed Stomp Sweep 43:36
Choi Bar From Omoplata Vs Static Opponent 50:20
Fundamental Sequence Vs Opponent Squaring Up Out Of Omoplata - Triangle Choke From The Omoplata 58:13
Far Side Armbar Off Opponent Attempting To Square Up 1:01:26
Short Armbar From Omoplata 1:05:19
"Pretzel-Plata" Submission - Inspred By Levi Jones 1:11:02
Attacking The Omoplata From A Parallel Position To Your Opponent 1:19:53
Omoplata Crucifix Roll Through And Shoulder Lock Finish 1:27:41
Grip Variations And How They Affect Your Roll Through 1:36:13
Finishing The Choke From The Omoplata Crucifix 1:37:50

Volume 6

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
The Choi Bar 0
Control With The Choi Bar - Breakdown 3:35
Re-Establishing Control: Bend The Elbow & Sit On The Shoulder 8:15
Common Mistakes 12:06
Cutting Armbar (If The Elbow Does Not Bend) 13:33
Belly Down Armbar Off Cutting Armbar 20:51
Common Counter: The Step Over 22:24
Turn Over Counter To The Step Over 24:08
Options From Step Over (Late Stage) 27:47
Attacking From The Choi Bar - Kimura "Trap"/ Series Attacks 28:51
Taking The Back From The Kimura Trap 37:53
Arm Drag Troubleshoot If Your Opponent Puts Your Back On The Mat 49:25
Triangle Choke Option From Attacking The Kimura Trap Back Take 58:44
Tarikoplata From The Kimura Grip 1:06:14
Troubleshoot To Pinning The Bottom Leg Defence 1:16:07
Choi Bar Specific Attacks 1:21:08
Shoulder Torque Back Take From The Choi Bar 1:23:47
Leg Americana Ie. "The Coil" From The Choi Bar 1:28:59

Volume 7

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
The Deep Lasso 0
Frames Of The Deep Lasso Guard 1:29
Off Balancing 2:29
Microbattles Of The Deep Lasso Guard: Guard Player's Perspective 5:06
Microbattles: Opponent's Perspective 8:36
Troubleshoots To Microbattles 13:20
Main Attacks From The Deep Lasso Guard - Tricep Drag Series: Tricep Drag To Butterfly Hook Sweep 19:24
Tricep Armbar Off Opponent Posting On Hip 26:45
Transitioning To The Lower Limb Off The Failed Butterfly Hook Sweep 30:10
Attacking The Closed Guard Armdrag Series Off The Far Side Post 32:48
Belly Down Armbar Off Tricep Drag 38:32
Overhead Sweep Series - Basic Deep Lasso Variation 41:51
Butterfly Hook Variation 48:17
Troubleshooting The Sprawl Vs Butterfly Overhead Sweep 56:55
Overhook Armbar From Overhead Sweep Vs Overcommitted Underhook 1:04:31

Volume 8

CHAPTER TITLE
START TIME
The Tarantula Guard 0
Off Balancing From The Tarantula Guard 1:39
Microbattles From The Tarantula Guard: Opponent's Perspective 4:25
Microbattles: Guard Perspective 7:51
Different Postures Vs Tarantula Guard 13:19
Main Attacks - Tarantula Guard Omoplata 29:30
Tarantula Triangle Set Up 33:58
Tarantula Triangle Set Up 40:00
Tarantula Attacks From Foot In Between Legs: Butterfly Hook Approach 44:29
Tarantula Attacks: Foot To Opposite Side Of The Spider Guard 52:21
Tarantula Attacks: Foot To Same Side As The Spider Guard 57:01
Tarantula Guard To Knee Bar/50 50 - Inspired By Braulio Estima 1:06:43

Open Guard Compendium Is A 8-Section Series Where Ariel Tabak Uncovers The Essential Concepts And Techniques To Have A top-tier Open Guard!

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What Will You Learn?

BJJ black belt and international competitor Ariel Tabak looks to share the essentials of playing open guard with a specific focus on upper body guards. This includes powerful modern guards like Lasso, Double Sleeve, Spider guard and countless variations of each! Learn to control opponents, shut down guard passes, and execute a wide range of highly-effective offense with Ariel Tabak!

With each position Ariel dives in on the critical mechanics of what makes each position work. Have you ever felt like you were missing key details to a move and it just felt off? No more. Ariel applies a deeply analytical approach to instruction leaving no stone unturned. You will learn critical components of every guard, sweep, controlling mechanic, submission, and more with Ariel’s approach.

Ariel adds new life to positions like lasso guard and spider guard by adding useful variations to each position. This helps layer on the offense as you progress from half lasso to full lasso and then eventually DEEP lasso all while your opponent struggles to maintain their balance. You’ll be going from a basic omoplata to complete omoplata systems that provide for the perfect hub to launch sweeps and submissions. 

Ariel’s unique approach to Jiu-Jitsu allows people from all ranges of experience to completely upgrade their game. Whether you are just starting out and looking to clear up some of the confusion with playing open guard, or a grizzled veteran looking for the upper hand in your next competition, Ariel’s 8-section series on mastering the upper body open guard is for you!

So, What Exactly Do You Get?

PART 1

  • INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  • WHAT IS OPEN GUARD?
  • OVERVIEW
  • KEY CONCEPTS

  • WINNING THE INSIDE SPACE
  • OFF BALANCING OVERVIEW
  • IMPORTANCE OF HIP ORIENTATION
  • KEY MOVEMENTS
  • KEY OFF BALANCING MOVEMENTS
  • FRAMES
  • DOUBLE SLEEVE GUARD
  • MAIN MICRO BATTLES
  • POSTURES VS DOUBLE SLEEVE GUARD
  • TROUBLESHOOTS TO MICRO BATTLES
  • PART 2

  • TROUBLESHOOTS TO MICRO BATTLES (CONT.)
  • OFF BALANCING FROM THE DOUBLE SLEEVE GUARD
  • MAIN ATTACKS FROM THE DOUBLE SLEEVE GUARD
  • ATTACKS AGAINST STANDING/HIP HINGE POSTURE
  • FEET TO FLOOR OFF BALANCES AND ATTACKS FROM THE DOUBLE SLEEVE
  • ATTACKING FROM FOOT ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF SPIDER GUARD
  • ATTACKS FROM FOOT IN BETWEEN THE LEGS
  • ATTACKING FROM THE BUTTERFLY HOOK
  • ATTACKS FROM FOOT ON SAME SIDE AS SPIDER GUARD
  • THE OMOPLATA
  • THE TRIANGLE CHOKE
  • FINISHING THE TRIANGLE CHOKE
  • TROUBLESHOOTS TO COMMON RESPONSES
  • DOUBLE SLEEVE ATTACKS VS COMBAT BASE
  • COMMON MISTAKES
  • COMMON RESPONSES + TROUBLE SHOOTS FOR THE STEERING WHEEL SWEEP
  • STEERING WHEEL SWEEP TO "DIFFICULT" SIDE
  • ATTACKS AGAINST THE SQUAT
  • ATTACKS AGAINST KNEELING OPPONENT
  • ATTACKS AGAINST UPRIGHT/DEADLIFT POSTURE
  • SUMMARY
  • PART 3

  • DIVING COMPONENTS OF THE DOUBLE SLEEVE GUARD
  • COLLAR HALF LASSO
  • POSTURES APPLICABLE FOR COLLAR HALF LASSO
  • MICROBATTLES
  • TROUBLESHOOTS
  • OFFBALANCING WITH THE COLLAR HALF LASSO
  • MAIN ATTACKS COLLAR HALF LASSO

  • OMOPLATA/TRIANGLE FROM COLLAR HALF LASSO
  • SNAP ARMBAR FROM COLLAR HALF LASSO VS COMBAT BASE
  • TRANSITIONING TO THE SHALLOW LASSO
  • PART 4

  • TRANSITIONING TO THE SHALLOW LASSO (CONT.)
  • MICROBATTLES SHALLOW LASSO
  • MAIN ATTACKS SHALLOW LASSO
  • COMMON MISTAKES TRICEP OMOPLATA
  • VARIATION: LEG IN FRONT OF FACE TRICEP OMOPLATA
  • COLLAR BICEP RIDE
  • FRAMES OF COLLAR BICEP RIDE
  • POSTURES APPLICABLE
  • MICROBATTLES COLLAR BICEP RIDE
  • MAIN ATTACKS COLLAR BICEP RIDE
  • INVERTED OMOPLATA SERIES
  • CHOI BAR ON THE BICEP RIDE SIDE
  • PART 5

  • THE OMOPLATA
  • MAINTAINING THE OMOPLATA

  • ASPECTS OF MAINTAINING THE OMOPLATA
  • MICROBATTLES OF THE OMOPLATA - OPPONENTS PERSPECTIVE
  • MICROBATTLES OF THE OMOPLATA - GUARD PLAYER'S PERSPECTIVE
  • USING THE FISHNET OFF THE OMOPLATA
  • CRAB RIDE COUNTER TO STEP OVER
  • ATTACKING FROM THE OMOPLATA
  • THE STOMP SWEEP - INSPIRED BY DAVID MARINAKIS
  • ARMBAR FROM COMPLETED STOMP SWEEP
  • CHOI BAR FROM OMOPLATA VS STATIC OPPONENT
  • FUNDAMENTAL SEQUENCE VS OPPONENT SQUARING UP OUT OF OMOPLATA

  • TRIANGLE CHOKE FROM THE OMOPLATA
  • FAR SIDE ARMBAR OFF OPPONENT ATTEMPTING TO SQUARE UP
  • SHORT ARMBAR FROM OMOPLATA
  • "PRETZEL-PLATA" SUBMISSION - INSPIRED BY LEVI JONES
  • ATTACKING THE OMOPLATA FROM A PARALLEL POSITION TO YOUR OPPONENT
  • OMOPLATA CRUCIFIX ROLL THROUGH AND SHOULDER LOCK FINISH
  • GRIP VARIATIONS AND HOW THEY AFFECT YOUR ROLL THROUGH
  • FINISHING THE CHOKE FROM THE OMOPLATA CRUCIFIX
  • PART 6

  • THE CHOI BAR
  • CONTROL WITH THE CHOI BAR - BREAKDOWN
  • RE-ESTABLISHING CONTROL: BEND THE ELBOW & SIT ON THE SHOULDER
  • COMMON MISTAKES
  • CUTTING ARMBAR (IF THE ELBOW DOES NOT BEND)
  • BELLY DOWN ARMBAR OFF CUTTING ARMBAR
  • COMMON COUNTER: THE STEP OVER
  • TURN OVER COUNTER TO THE STEP OVER
  • OPTIONS FROM STEP OVER (LATE STAGE)
  • ATTACKING FROM THE CHOI BAR

  • KIMURA "TRAP"/ SERIES ATTACKS
  • TAKING THE BACK FROM THE KIMURA TRAP
  • ARM DRAG TROUBLESHOOT IF YOUR OPPONENT PUTS YOUR BACK ON THE MAT
  • TRIANGLE CHOKE OPTION FROM ATTACKING THE KIMURA TRAP BACK TAKE
  • TARIKOPLATA FROM THE KIMURA GRIP
  • TROUBLESHOOT TO PINNING THE BOTTOM LEG DEFENSE
  • CHOI BAR SPECIFIC ATTACKS
  • SHOULDER TORQUE BACK TAKE FROM THE CHOI BAR
  • LEG AMERICANA IE. "THE COIL" FORM THE CHOI BAR
  • PART 7

  • THE DEEP LASSO
  • FRAMES OF THE DEEP LASSO GUARD
  • OFF BALANCING
  • MICROBATTLES OF THE DEEP LASSO GUARD: GUARD PLAYER'S PERSPECTIVE
  • MICROBATTLES: OPPONENT'S PERSPECTIVE
  • TROUBLESHOOTS TO MICROBATTLES
  • MAIN ATTACKS FROM THE DEEP LASSO GUARD

  • TRICEP DRAG SERIES: TRICEP DRAG TO BUTTERFLY HOOK SWEEP
  • TRICEP ARMBAR OFF OPONENT POSTING ON HIP
  • TRANSITIONING TO THE LOWER LIMB OFF THE FAILED BUTTERFLY HOOK SWEEP
  • ATTACKING THE CLOSED GUARD ARMDRAG SERIES OFF THE FAR SIDE POST
  • BELLY DOWN ARMBAR OFF TRICEP DRAG
  • OVERHEAD SWEEP SERIES

  • BASIC DEEP LASSO VARIATION
  • BUTTERFLY HOOK VARIATION
  • TROUBLESHOOTING THE SPRAWL VS BUTTERFLY OVERHEAD SWEEP
  • OVERHOOK ARMBAR FROM OVERHEAD SWEEP VS. OVERCOMMITTED UNDERHOOK
  • PART 8

  • THE TARANTULA GUARD
  • OFF BALANCING FROM THE TARANTULA GUARD
  • MICROBATTLES FROM THE TARANTULA GUARD: OPPONENT'S PERSPECTIVE
  • MICROBATTLES: GUARD PERSPECTIVE
  • DIFFERENT POSTURES VS TARANTULA GUARD
  • MAIN ATTACKS

  • TARANTULA GUARD OMOPLATA
  • TARANTULA TRIANGLE SET UP
  • TARANTULA TRIANGLE SET UP
  • TARANTULA ATTACKS FROM FOOT IN BETWEEN LEGS: BUTTERFLY HOOK APPROACH
  • TARANTULA ATTACKS: FOOT TO OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE SPIDER GUARD
  • TARANTULA ATTACKS: FOOT TO SAME SIDE AS THE SPIDER GUARD
  • TARANTULA GUARD TO KNEE BAR/50 50 - INSPIRED BY BRAULIO ESTIMA
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