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Tag Archives: Open Guard

The open-guard position is the opposite of the closed-guard position; the fighter on the bottom has his legs open. A fighter uses the open guard to prevent his opponent from obtaining mount or side control while he transitions into a technique like a submission hold. Compared to the closed guard, the open guard is more flexible because it's easier to obtain submission holds, such as the the armbar, arm triangle and kimura. There are several variations to the open guard ranging from keeping the legs/ankles uncrossed to one or both feet on the opponent's hips or any variation in between.

New Jean Jacques Machado Grappling DVDs Coming Soon! Set Will Feature Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed-Martial Arts Techniques!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Based on their acclaimed best-selling book of the same name, Jean Jacques Machado and Jay Zeballos’ highly anticipated three-DVD set, The Grappler’s Handbook: Gi and No-Gi Techniques, serves as a martial arts multimedia companion wherein the two Brazilian jiu-jitsu masters demonstrate takedowns, chokes, holds and submissions in living color and in exhaustive detail. Filmed at
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