Let's take a look at some open guard techniques that every Gracie Barra jiu-jitsu student should be proficient in with Master Carlos Gracie Jr.
This week's Guard Bottom techniques are part of Week 5 of the GB1 Fundamentals module with Master Carlos Gracie Jr.
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The opponent of Master Carlos Gracie Jr. is about to force open his closed guard. Master Carlos makes the decision to open his guard and create distance and get his grips for an open guard and immediately look for a sweep.
Note the detail that Master Carlos uses his legs to control the distance between him and the opponent looking to pass his legs into side control. With his free leg, Master Carlos hooks behind the ankle of the standing opponent to prevent him from stepping back when Master Carlos pushes with his other foot on the hip. The opponent is unable to keep their balance and Master Carlos executes the Tripod Sweep.
VIDEO 1: Class 5B - Tripod Sweep