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post #33 of (permalink) Old 05-23-2008, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by wukkadb View Post
Another good way to open up a guard is to just stand up. This will usually cause your opponents guard to open. Make sure you put your feet back though otherwise you'll get your ankle grabbed and swept
Thanks for this one, wukka. I totally forgot about the standup option.

A few details in addition to keeping your opponent from grabbing the feet:

Keep your elbows inside to block out your opponent's knees. If your opponent pinches his knees together, he can flip you on to your back, so get your elbows inside and block his legs out to prevent that.

Throw your hips forward when you do this move, this is usually what pops the feet and opens the guard.

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