For this blog post I filmed an awesome technique with Billy Shannon. Billy has a very good sequence of attacks from closed guard involving lapels. When you are on top in the closed guard, its very annoying to try to get out, and if your opponent starts to involve you with his lapels, it will become even harder, because now you have to deal with his legs and with the lapels.
I trained with Billy, he put me in his closed guard, and I felt how hard is to get out once he sets up his lapels. So I asked him to show us what are the main attacks he has from there, and also how he sets up his attacks.
Billy showed some great details, that were also new to me, such as the way he shakes his legs to make sure he gets the lapel all way down under the opponent’s leg.
Make sure to check it out. There are 3 great attacks he does from there that I believe can work very well for you too.
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