This week's Guard Top techniques are part of Week 7 of the GB1 Fundamentals module with Master Carlos Gracie Jr.
In our first video, we find Master Carlos trapped inside the closed guard of his opponent. When you are inside your oponent's closed guard, they have many sweep and submission options. Our #1 priority is to get a strong base and posture to open the guard to pass.
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Pay Attention To: How Master Carlos uses a strong twisting action of his hips to force open the opponent's closed legs. Since the opponent's legs are much stronger than our arms, Master Carlos uses a knee in the opponent's tailbone and the twisting action of his body to pop open his opponent's ankles
VIDEO 1: Class 7A - Guard Top - Open Closed guard