This is the first way of opening the guard most people will learn.
Yet, I see this so riddled with mistakes at all levels. If you are grinding your elbows into your opponent’s thighs and wondering why this isn’t breaking their guard – I have news for you.
You are doing it wrong.
This guard break is about leverage, not charlie horsing. Learning how to optimize your explosive break and press open the guard is a crucial skill, along with the proper use of the knee wedge (which most people don’t use correctly either).
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