- If you have been sweeped try and land in a bridged position and drive straight back towards your opponent.
- If you’re in danger of your back being taken, pop up so your bum is in the air (down-dog position) and turn into your opponent
- FRAME. For example, if your opponent is close to passing your guard, push his head away and move your body away. I like to frame with my forearm against the opponent’s head.
Framing is crucial for guard retention. Grips are very important, especially in a gi though, you must not let your opponent gain control of your wrists.
Straight Arm Framing in BJJ – keeps distance
Use a Bent Arm Frame when you need to make more Distance
For example with your hand on the bicep:
Although you can use a straight arm from short distance if you realign yourself somewhat:
(screenshot from youtube video above)
I often find myself framing with my forearm on someone’s face as I’ve let them gain far too much ‘distance’.