It’s a bad situation when you’re on the bottom, your opponent is standing up in front of you, and you don’t have any grips or hooks established on him…
When he’s on his feet like that he’s super-mobile, and if he’s fast then he can sprint past your guard in the blink of an eye.
What you really need to do is some sort of grip and establish some sort of control over him. Something to slow him down. Something prevent him from running around your guard. And something to set up your own offense.
In this brand new Youtube video I show you my very favorite way of getting control over a standing opponent, broken down step-by-step.
I use this exact technique all the time, and with a bit of drilling I’m sure you can incorporate it into your own game too.
Check it out in the video below!
P.S. This video is a small portion of my latest BJJ instructional, the Single Leg X Guard Masterclass. Click here for more information about this very popular product!