open guard

  • Shut down the open guard with this tips from Andre Galvão

    Andre Galvão stops by to teach you a few tips about facing the opponent’s open guard. In this video shot exclusively for Jiu-Jitsu magazine readers, the four times black belt world champion shows you the rights and wrongs of trying to pass the open guard. Click play to improve...
  • The Guard: Essential Vocabulary

    The guard is arguably what made jiu-jitsu famous. To the untrained eye, the bottom man is in great danger, but armed with an understanding of the guard, he has the tools to reverse the position or to end the fight right then and there. Royce Gracie put this revelation...