In Jiu-Jitsu, the guard is huge. It’s what most people envision when thinking of the game. It’s quintessential Jiu-Jitsu.
We’ve been working on various aspects of the guard in class lately, so I’ve been doing my reading. Like every area of BJJ we go over in class, I find time to do my homework. Recent posts have included “How To Pass Any BJJ Guard” and “Working the BJJ Spider Guard.”
Now, by themselves, it’s obvious that these posts (and simply reading about BJJ) aren’t going to help your game very much. What I do is read, read, read…and then watch…and then practice. I practice small chunks at a time until I feel somewhat comfortable with them and then I move on. I don’t like to get bored, so again, I move on.
Anyway, today I offer you a very in-depth post about everything guard. I found it on the Jiu Jitsu Laboratory and it’s called, “Evitar a Guarda: Strategies For Avoiding the Guard.” Give it a read. It’s good and they mention a bunch of big names in it. It might do you well.