Blog Posts - Teaching Open Guard



20/07/2016 - Teaching | Women's Class | Tripod Sweep

Teaching #531Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 20/07/2016You can set up the tripod sweep in lots of ways. I went for the simple option of hooking their leg, using that to pull yourself in towards them and grab their other leg wi...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 30, 2016

20/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Deep de la Riva X Guard Sweep (strong side)

Teaching #532Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 20/07/2016A photo posted by Artemis BJJ (@artemisbjj) on Jul 22, 2016 at 12:02am PDTAs Ana was coming for a seminar on Sunday, I wanted to run the class through her deep de la Riva...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 30, 2016

22/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Deep de la Riva X Guard Sweep (weak side)

Teaching #533Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 22/07/2016A photo posted by Artemis BJJ (@artemisbjj) on Jul 22, 2016 at 12:02am PDTAgain, starting from a double sleeve grip with both feet on the hips, shift towards the leg which...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 30, 2016

25/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Tripod Sweep

Teaching #534Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 25/07/2016You can set up the tripod sweep in lots of ways. I usually teaching this from the simple option of hooking behind both their knees, using that to pull yourself in towards...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 30, 2016

01/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Maintaining

Teaching #523Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 01/07/2016Using your legs is key in closed guard, and perhaps even more so with open guard. To help develop that ability to use the legs, I wanted to start with the great drilling s...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

04/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Knee Cut Pass (Adamson variation into mount)

Teaching #524Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 04/07/2016A photo posted by Artemis BJJ (@artemisbjj) on Jul 6, 2016 at 4:19am PDTGet in tight from open guard into a passing crouch, pressing your shin into the back of their leg.
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

06/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Knee Cut Pass (Standard variation into side control)

Teaching #526Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 06/07/2016With the knee cut pass, the basic idea is to step between their legs in open guard, with one leg on the outside. Of course, most people aren't going to just let you cut ac...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

08/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Bullfighter Pass (Pin the Legs)

Teaching #527Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 08/07/2016To pass the open guard, it is advisable to grip on the inside of both their knees for control (though not everyone would agree on that: others suggest gripping lower on th...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

11/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Knee Cut Counter (Bump)

Teaching #528Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 11/07/2016The knee cut is among the most common passes in jiu jitsu, so it's useful to have some ways to counter. A simple approach is to knock them off balance. They want their bal...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

13/07/2016 - Teaching | Open Guard | Knee Cut Counter (Turn)

Teaching #530Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 13/07/2016Another option for countering the knee cut is to establish some grips. Grab their same side knee, gripping their collar with your opposite hand. Shrimp in towards the far...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jul 25, 2016

08/01/2015 - Teaching | Open Guard | Sickle Sweep

Teaching #258Artemis BJJ (PHNX Fitness), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 08/01/2015The tripod sweep I always teach the previous lesson combines well with the similar sickle sweep: as always in BJJ, that almost certainly has other names (the most common al...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 9, 2015

07/01/2015 - GrappleThon Passes £200 Mark | Teaching | Open Guard | Tripod Sweep

Teaching #257Artemis BJJ (Bristol Sports Centre/MyGym), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 05/01/2015Biggest ever class today, which was cool: I'm guessing that might be because of New Year? I've been trying to tag more photos on Facebook with 'Artemis BJJ'...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 9, 2015

05/01/2015 - Teaching | Open Guard | Maintaining

Teaching #255Artemis BJJ (Bristol Sports Centre/MyGym), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 05/01/2015Using your legs is key in closed guard, and perhaps even more so with open guard. To help develop that ability to use the legs, I wanted to start with the gr...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 6, 2015

16/01/2014 - Teaching (Basic Open Guard Maintenance with Kev Drills)

Teaching #134Hit Fit, (BJJ), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 16/01/2014Using your legs is key in closed guard, and perhaps even more so with open guard. To help develop that ability to use the legs, I wanted to start with the great drilling sequence I lea...
by Slidey's Training Log on Jan 16, 2014

07/05/2013 - GrappleThon.org Launched & Teaching (Knee Cut Pass)

Teaching #107 Gracie Barra Bristol, (BJJ), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 07/05/2013 The 2013 GrappleThon went really well, with over £8,500 raised so far: full write-up here, in case you missed it (my donation page will stay open for several months t...
by Slidey's Training Log on May 12, 2013

07/03/2013 - Teaching (Tripod & Sickle Sweeps)

Teaching #097 Gracie Barra Bristol, (BJJ), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 07/03/2013 We've covered maintaining open guard, so next I wanted to add in two basic, high percentage sweeps. They are each known by a whole variety of different names: I'll use...
by Slidey's Training Log on Mar 9, 2013

05/03/2013 - GrappleThon Reaches £1500 & Teaching (Open Guard Retention)

Teaching #096 Gracie Barra Bristol, (BJJ), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 05/03/2013 The disturbing revelations surrounding Team Lloyd Irvin have continued to emerge online. It is therefore good to see a statement on the matter from the Jiu Jitsu Style...
by Slidey's Training Log on Mar 6, 2013

20/12/2012 - Teaching (Drills for Maintaining Open Guard)

Teaching #083 Gracie Barra Bristol, (BJJ), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 20/12/2012 The next fortnight is guard, which tends to be the GB Bristol lesson category with the greatest freedom in terms of content. As this is the last class I teach before xm...
by Slidey's Training Log on Dec 21, 2012

01/11/2012 - Teaching (Breaking Spider Guard Grips)

Teaching #078 Gracie Barra Bristol, (BJJ), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 01/11/2012 The Bristol elections for Mayor are coming up soon, so my gf and I took the opportunity to hear what the candidates had to say regarding the issues we care about most:...
by Slidey's Training Log on Nov 1, 2012

25/10/2012 - Teaching (Bullfighter Pass)

Teaching #077 Gracie Barra Bristol, (BJJ), Can Sönmez, Bristol, UK - 25/10/2012 This abductor strain is still causing issues: my inability to train properly is getting a bit aggravating, but it does at least give me more time to write. While I was...
by Slidey's Training Log on Oct 26, 2012


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