The Collar Guard – A Simple Guard For Advanced Grapplers

Playing guard in BJJ can be as simple or as complicated as you make it be. There’s a clear progression that we usually see here. At first, it is all about surviving so the closed and perhaps half guard are the options most people choose. As grapplers get to blue and purple belt, first they go into open guard variations and then straight into crazy land. After all the experimentation, once people get their brown belts they tend to look for simplistic ways to get what they want. Mind you, simply doesn’t necessarily mean boring, nor ineffective. On the contrary, there are certain guards that might seem like they do not even guard positions. Yet they work, especially at the highest levels of the game. One of those guards is the surprisingly simple collar guard. So, all you advanced purple belts and above, this one … Continue reading The Collar Guard – A Simple Guard For Advanced Grapplers