Open Guard Defense Maintaining Distance

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  1. Charles F June 9, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Manage the distance. Manage the fight!

  2. Wagner V July 4, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    The are many concepts explained by henry in this class, and some of them are:

    1 – Control the distance between you and your opponent;
    2 – Use your legs, arms, hips and shouders to control the distance moving away from your opponent to avoid Guard-Passing movements;
    3 – Control the Guard-Passing movements from your opponent breaking his grips all the time, moving all your body to create space;
    4 – Fell prepare and confidence to apply any sweep, submission or reversing according to the opponent movements.

    Henry, I believe that these are the main idea in this lesson.

    Thank You A Lot For The Sharing Knowledge!

  3. Francisco F December 7, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Yea, this lesson was awesome! A ton of concepts to pull some of the earlier videos together. Really great one!!!

  4. James S December 23, 2017 at 9:07 am

    henry, when i have the feet on the hips and shoulders of a standing opponent, the grip breaks work well, but then the opponent will back up and push my legs to the side to pass. Any suggestions?

  5. shehab f March 28, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Best guard video I’ve seen

  6. Antoine D November 24, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Hey !

    First I would like to thank you for all the knowledge you Share and tell you that they help a lot a 2 months white belt like me.

    First, the concept of constantly changing directions by « ping pong »-ing the opponent is something that helped me a lot especially at close-mid range when my opponent has one or both knees on the ground in a way that I constantly « reset » the position

    Then, and sorry if you have already answered that question but there is something I misunderstand when maintaining open guard when you are on your back and your opponent is standing up. I understand that I have to break grips he has on my lower body as they allow my opponent to use a lever on my hips and in a certain extent, restrict my mobility.

    The main question is that breaking grip on the anckles is ok but breaking the grips on the knees is far more difficult for me as I usually play cross collar sleeve lasso/spider. Going to Two on one as showed in breaking grips on the knees would allow my opponent to free the sleeve ….

    The only way to break grips as shown in the series would be to only use both feet on the hips and Hands would serve to break grips. Then no need to Think in terms of spider/lasso/de la riva/ x guard/ …

    Sorry for this question if it is too silly but I really struggle to grasp what grips to look for in open guard against a standing opponent.

    Thanks a lot

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