Sherbrooke Mixed Martial Arts Series Video 1 – The closed guard

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In our Sherbrooke mixed martial arts video series, we will be focusing on the closed guard position, and your general options.

Using the closed guard position in mixed martial arts is a lot different then using it in grappling, the mentality of your opponent presents different options. In grappling your opponent is generally trying to pass your guard, or hunt for a leg lock. During his attempt to pass the guard, he can often present a submission or a sweep with his forward pressure/movement.

In mixed martial arts he has the added option of staying in your guard and throwing strikes to either:

  • Finish the fight
  • Win a judges decision

Since this tactic is available, he doesn’t have to give that useful forward pressure which can lead to successful attack.

Generally you have 3 options from the guard

  1. Submit your opponent with a Choke, Arm Lock, or Leg Lock
  2. Sweep or Reverse your opponent so as to attain the top position
  3. Stand up to a clinch or neautral position

Our Sherbrooke mixed martial arts series will cover these three options, so stay tuned this week!

Mixed Martial Arts Sherbrooke   Richard Martens              
Head Instructor
Nomad Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


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