When people are playing from the guard it’s WAY too common that they just let their opponents get whatever grip they want. Once they’ve given the other guy the grips they’re now on the defensive and have to fight out of whatever passing position they end up in.
That’s why the first thing you should do when you end up in the guard is to gripfight like crazy. Whoever dominates the grips is probably going to dominate the match.
Conceding the initial grip is a HUGE mistake, because gripfighting is the cheatcode for dominating the guard. There’s just no other skill that gives you as much bang for your buck in jiu-jitsu as gripfighing.
Gripfighting is something that everyone at the elite level does. It determines world championships but the skill itself is rarely taught in jiu-jitsu class.
Getting good at establishing your preferred grip is the secret to dominating bigger guys. Some gymbro might bench 300 lbs, but if he can’t get a good grip on you with his hands then he won’t be able to use all that strength to manhandle you.
Also gripfighting is an almost perfect way to prevent guard passes because if you get dominant grips then you control the match and can shut down almost all of the other guy’s offense.
But many people are completely lost when it comes to gripfighting. They just don’t know what to do first, what to do second, and what positions are best.
Like I said, this isn’t often taught in class, which is why Rob Biernacki and I made an entire instructional about it.
In The Gripfighting and Kuzushi Formula (https://www.grapplearts.com/gripfighting) you’ll learn step-by-step gameplans to break your opponent’s grips and get dominant grips of your own.
These are proven sequences and strategies to control your opponent, set up your offence, and win the guard battle in both gi and no gi.
This new instructional will be incredibly useful for you, comes at a reduced introductory price, is 100% guaranteed, and right now it comes with a ton of extra material.
Check it out here: https://www.grapplearts.com/gripfighting