Guard retention is one of the most crucial skills to learn in jiu-jitsu. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the trickiest. We learn so many guard passes in BJJ that figuring out how to defend against each movement can seem impossible.
Fear not — Ariel Tabak and ADCC superstar Lachlan Giles have teamed up to give us not one, but five tips to take your guard retention to the next level (whatever that level may be for you). Whether you’re new to jiu-jitsu or looking to refine your already-difficult guard, check out their advice and see how you can use it to frustrate your teammates and opponents: