Opening The Closed Guard by Ricardo Testai
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Black belt Ricardo Testai covers the basics as well as advanced techniques to open the closed guard in the most productive way
- These versatile techniques can be used in Jiu Jitsu competition, MMA, or self defense scenarios.
- Focus on how controlling the hip is one of the central factors to successfully opening the guard and see how it immediately alleviates the struggle.
- Master the basics of standing up in the closed guard by controlling one arm and learn exactly how to create space while keeping your balance.
|Principles Inside Closed Guard||1:33|
|Principles for Standing Up in Guard||13:18|
|Side View of Standing Up in Guard||20:13|
|Opening the Guard on Our Knees||22:18|
|Variation of Opening the Guard on Our Knees||28:21|
|Dealing With Opponent Attacking Arm Controlling Hip||0|
|Starting to Stand to Open Guard||3:57|
|Creating Distance Turning Sideways||6:52|
|Basic Standup to Open Guard||10:15|
|How to Keep Balance and Create Distance||14:25|
|Stand Up in Guard Controlling One Arm||18:21|
|Variation of Standup Controlling One Arm||22:36|
Learn All The Best Ways To Open The Closed Guard With Fourth Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Ricardo Testai Showing The Best Fundamentals From His Decades Of Study!
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What Will You Learn?
Getting stuck in your opponents closed guard with your posture broken is one of the most frustrating feelings to experience in this sport. The bottom person in this scenario typically has more options for attacks, so being able to open the closed guard is one of the most important fundamental aspects of Jiu Jitsu that everyone needs to be able to do. In this series, Ricardo Testai uses a combination of basic and advanced techniques to provide you with every viable option to avoid getting stuck in the closed guard.
Never experience the dummy sweep again when standing up in the closed guard by creating enough space to both maintain your balance and use leverage in your favor to break open your opponents guard. Ricardo takes his time going through the motions of standing up from closed guard, putting an important emphasis on the best ways to trap the arm before standing to keep yourself safe and to use your opponents own weight against them.
Additionally, take a look at some of the general principles of the closed guard, understanding what the goals on the bottom are to help you better address the position from the top. Utilize other basic yet important guard opening techniques such as multiple variations of opening the guard from the knees, turning sideways to create distance, and much more.
Ricardo Testai is a fourth degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt with over 30 years experience, who teaches these exact techniques to beginners, professional MMA fighters, and everyone in between. As a professor at Rafael Cordeiros’ Kings MMA, Ricardo has the opportunity to train with and teach those at the highest of levels. Other than getting down the basics, Ricardo’s main aspiration for you is to pick up the fundamental principles of these techniques and apply them to your game as a whole. Quit getting stuck in the closed guard and equip yourself with fundamental Jiu Jitsu that will completely transform your game, check out his instructional now!
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