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“College of BJJ” Articles for October 2009

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Open Guard

By Jonathan Stamey (October 28, 2009)
Posted in College of BJJ
Standard Open Guard

Open guard is kind of difficult to define in the sense that it’s dynamic (constantly changing or moving) and not static like much of the closed guard position.

So if the closed guard is when your feet are hooked together around your opponent’s … (Read more)

8 Closed Guard Strategies for MMA Beginners

By Jonathan Stamey (October 17, 2009)
Posted in College of BJJ
Closed Guard

I’ll be taking you guys through all the basic brazilian jiu jitsu positions, but we’ll start with closed guard. Defining what it is, what it looks like, and following that with your strategies from the top and bottom.

Defining the Closed Guard

In the closed guard you have your legs wrapped around your opponent on the ground with your feet hooked together behind him.

Which fighter has… (Read more)

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