Grapplers of all levels can learn how to use these competition-tested techniques, including the Romulo guard, 2 on 1 grip, Lo guard, and more
Sweep and impose yourself from bottom with single legs, come up sweeps, back takes, and more.
Look at all the best ways to finish the fight from bottom position with submission holds like armbars, triangles, omoplata, and more.
Rafael Lovato Jr. is one of the best black belts of his generation, winning world championships in gi & no-gi grappling as well as Bellator MMA’s middleweight division.
These systems will help you get a grip and begin finding serious offense with Rafael’s advice on getting the most out of every technique.
On this new 4-part series, learn all the best ways to fight off your back with Rafael Lovato Jr.’s series on advanced open guard techniques and systems that he uses for bottom game success. Now, grapplers of all levels can use these moves with Rafael’s help as he takes you through every step of his system and teaches you how he has been so effective.
Start getting solid grips and begin attacking out of some of the most effective guards that Rafael has used in his career, including the De La Riva X Spider guard, the Lovato Z, the Romulo Spider, the Lo guard, and more. Each of these positions work together to create the strongest possible combined product, and Rafael explains why and how you should be using them all for your open guard.
Rafael Lovato Jr. is one of the best black belts of his generation, with multiple world championships in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and submission grappling, as well as an undefeated world championship run in MMA. He can help show you the same details and techniques that helped set him apart from the competition with these lessons in his favorite open guard attacks.
Sweep and submit off your back with these open guard foundations, including all of the signature sweeps Rafael has used throughout his competitive career to score positional and submission offense against elite grapplers. With omoplata, curu curu sweeps, single legs, armbars, and more, you’ll find new and innovative techniques for attacking that you’ll be able to start using in no time.
SO, WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU GET?
DE LA RIVA X SPIDER GUARD
SPIDER GUARD DISCUSSION WHEN OPPONENT HAS POSTED LEG
DE LA RIVA X SPIDER GUARD
COME UP SWEEP
TRANSITION TO THE BACK
SHIN HOOK TO TRIANGLE/OMOPLATA
SHIN HOOK TO Z GUARD
ARM BAR FROM ROMULO SPIDER
ROMULO SPIDER TO DE LA RIVA X
BREAKDOWN OF COMBAT BASE VS CROSS COLLAR SLEEVE
BREAKDOWN OF 2 ON 1 VS COMBAT BASE
2 ON 1 OMOPLATA FROM COMBAT BASE
SPIDER GUARD INTO STANDING DE LA RIVA X
LO GRIPS SIT AROUND THE LEG SWEEP
SITTING UP AROUND THE LEG SWEEP WHEN OPPONENT PUSHES DOWN
LO GRIP INVERTED DE LA RIVA TO LOVATO Z
LO STYLE ENTRY TO LOVATO Z GUARD
LO UNDERNEATH ENTRY INTO CURU CURU
ROMULO SPIDER GETTING UNDERNEATH
CROSS COLLAR SLEEVE OMOPLATA FROM STANDING
OVERVIEW OF CROSS COLLAR SLEEVE TO SWEEPING POSITIONS
2 ON 1 OMOPLATA FROM STANDING
2 ON 1 OMOPLATA TO CURU CURU
2 ON 1 PASS BY
OVERVIEW OF 2 ON 1 WHEN OPPONENT IS STANDING