Keenan shows the in’s and out’s of how to safely go from standing to on your back in order to start playing guard, as well as how to prepare for someone jumping closed guard on you. and why that’s not the safest thing to do in training
Keenan explains how to pull guard with a cross sleeve grip, and how you use that to your advantage when you’re on the ground in comparison to other guard pull variations.
So you can’t play open guard, but takedowns aren’t really your thing either. What do you do? You pull to half guard and start playing your close range positions.