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If You Have Trouble Standing Up While Inside Guard, Try This Break Instead

Standing guard breaks are a commonly taught technique in jiu-jitsu, but many people have trouble with them because of coordination or strength issues, or they’re just scared of hurting their knees.
In this video, Jason Scully of Grapplers Guide demonstrates a way to break your opponent’s guard without standing up. Even if you’re totally fine with standing guard breaks, drill this one until you’re comfortable with it, too!

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Averi is the assistant editor for the Jiu-Jitsu Times. She’s a purple belt under Andre Oliveira of Pura Vida BJJ in Costa Rica and an ambassador for Grapple Apparel. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @bjjaveri.

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