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7/14/14 7:48 PM
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ChicagoJiuJitsu
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Hi guys,

Here is a video I put together in hopes to be a reference for developing an "Open Guard Game".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnq9mN2odAg

I hope there is some benefit in it for you


-Adem Redzovic
7/14/14 10:31 PM
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http://youtu.be/Pnq9mN2odAg

Very nice... I use open guard a lot so love the technical details in this video.

7/14/14 10:38 PM
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Thanks for posting the video Jason!
7/14/14 11:22 PM
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Great video from one of the best instructors in the country! Phone Post 3.0
7/14/14 11:59 PM
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VU Adem

Really great insight. I've always focused more on my top game and from the bottom rely pretty heavily on strength for sweeps.

Always wanted to develop my guard and have been working on it a lot lately and the concepts here are pretty eye opening for me.

Thank you
7/15/14 12:08 AM
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In for later Phone Post 3.0
7/15/14 12:37 AM
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Thanks Cole, good talking with you today my bro

Thanks JohnnyBrabo, wish you the best on your journey
7/15/14 7:08 PM
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Brilliant vid. Thanks man Phone Post 3.0
7/15/14 7:42 PM
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thanks for taking the time to watch. 27 minutes is an eternity these days
7/15/14 8:08 PM
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This is absolutely killer information!

If I find myself in Chicago, I know where I'm training.
7/15/14 8:13 PM
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For later Phone Post 3.0
7/15/14 8:16 PM
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Always welcome here bro
7/15/14 10:40 PM
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Ttt Phone Post 3.0
7/16/14 12:17 AM
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Nice video. Big fan of 1 and 6.
7/16/14 10:36 AM
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For later Phone Post 3.0
7/16/14 12:20 PM
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Very good vid, thanks for posting.

How do you change or revise your principles, if at all, in no gi? Phone Post 3.0
7/16/14 12:36 PM
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acm5060 - Very good vid, thanks for posting.

How do you change or revise your principles, if at all, in no gi? Phone Post 3.0

Thanks, Il make a video talking about that and post on that channel, hopefully with a week or so.

Basically, I look at the gi as like a training wheels in this regard. When the gi is off I believe it will be a faster experience with less grip control but none the less I think the default setting is get connected.

With that said I believe the 2nd and 3rd lines of defense are more common/important with out the gi
7/16/14 2:14 PM
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Awesome, look forward to it and VU! Phone Post 3.0
7/16/14 5:12 PM
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Great video! Phone Post 3.0
7/16/14 9:30 PM
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Adam that was a great detailed perspective of playing the open guard! I had an out of town visitor drop in to roll and asked almost all the points you covered.VU bro and keep those instructionals coming.

7/16/14 11:54 PM
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Great vid. This is the type of instruction that can really cut time off of people's development.
7/17/14 2:43 AM
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Much appreciated
7/17/14 12:48 PM
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Used these principals last night, and had a much easier time navigating the open guard. Also made it easier to pass my opponents guards.
7/17/14 12:53 PM
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ElPulpo - Used these principals last night, and had a much easier time navigating the open guard. Also made it easier to pass my opponents guards.

Funny you say that, this perspective actually helps me MORE as a guard passer. I am very happy you find it helpful
7/17/14 1:03 PM
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I don't usually watch any video over about 4 minutes, but that was really good. A bit repetitive on the principles, but I liked that because I'm probably more likely to remember them now.

I've improved my guard retention a lot lately by concentrating on grip breaking and points of contact, but what I'm struggling with most in my open guard is developing a 'plan of attack'. My passing has improved tremendously by following the Lovato pressure passing system-- just by having a 'plan of attack' from the system it makes me more assertive and even where I'm not able to execute the actual passes from his system it creates openings for other passes. For where I am with my BJJ (blue belt, ~3 years training), I feel like I'm having a lot more success trying to adapt someone else's 'system' to my game rather than trying to assemble a game plan wholly from what works for me.

I'm still struggling with trying to find a 'plan of attack' from the guard. I have a big collection of techniques that all occasionally work but I have a hard time mentally paring those down to come up with a 'guard play decision tree.' Just wondering whether you could give any advice on that.

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