Lapel Guard introductory explain by Keenan Cornelius. The lapel guard is an amazing grip that allows you to control your opponent’s posture, immobilizing one side of his body. It opens your game to be able to attack and sweep using a number of techniques as your opponent is immobilized and restricted in movement. A great tool to add to your game. Post your questions below!
Keenan demonstrates three moves from his lapel guard.
1) The first is an X-guard sweep,
2) followed by a back take,
3) and finishes with a sweep to armbar. Assisting him is Leo D’avila.
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