The Compass Closed Guard by Craig Funk
- Look closely at various movement drills such as the leg weave and hook & roll and start to master these movements that translate into performing high level technique.
- Learn a number of different sweeps and submissions, and take a look at other available options from a failed sweep or submission.
- Additionally, pick up the best techniques for when your opponent stands up in the closed guard, and be prepared for anything.
|Warm Ups - Leg Drag||3:38|
|Shoulder/Core Mobility Drill||31:45|
|Movement Drills - Leg Weave||0|
|Leg Throw Re Guard||6:24|
|Arm Bar Standing in Guard||10:54|
|Hook and Roll||19:01|
|Technique - The Compass Concept||0|
|Arm Wrap with Punch Defense part 1||12:18|
|Arm Wrap with Punch Defense part 2||27:12|
|Arm Wrap to Triangle with Armbar||32:50|
|Scissor Sweep To Mounted Armbar / Guard Armbar||39:03|
|Reverse Scissors Sweep to Kesa Gatame Shoulder Lock||54:47|
|Bump Sweep off Failed Scissors Sweep with Loop Choke||1:01:36|
|Standup Series - Broom Sweep to Arm Lock Series||0|
|Hook and Roll Off to Kesa Gatame to Shoulder Lock||7:16|
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Craig Funk Covers Every Aspect Of The Closed Guard And Teaches You How To Make This One Of The Most Dominant Positions In Your Arsenal
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What Will You Learn?
The bottom position in the closed guard is a particularly interesting position. Those who don’t train likely assume that the bottom position is the less dominant position, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The amount of attacks available to you from sweeps to submissions are seemingly endless. In this series, Craig Funk covers every detail of the closed guard, and provides the highest level options of attacks that will make your closed guard impenetrable.
A lot of movements in Jiu Jitsu are not movements that the average person utilizes in their daily life. With that being said, it is important to become familiar with these types of movements to be able to efficiently utilize them in your technique. Craig dedicates an entire part of this instructional to just that, going over drills and movements such as the leg weave and hook & roll so you can begin to familiarize yourself with them and watch how they translate into your game.
Check out numerous variations of arm locks from the closed guard and better understand the breaking mechanics so you can begin to find the submission from everywhere. Master the hip bump and scissor sweeps with these techniques and give your opponents no options for defense. Since not everything always goes according to plan, have backup options such as finishing with a loop choke off of a failed scissor sweep.
The closed guard is one of the most important and fundamental positions to be understood in the art of Jiu Jitsu. The level of control it offers and the opportunities it presents cannot be overlooked. As you watch Craig flow through all the techniques in this series, it is hard to miss his level of both expertise and passion for the art. Take the necessary step to making your closed guard one of the strongest parts of your game, and check out his instructional now!