If you’ve been caught by this “overhook arm trap” before, you know how dangerous and annoying this position is.

One little mistake and will be getting submitted by armbars, triangles, omoplatas, wrist locks, and collar chokes.

But there is a simple way to shut down all of those closed guard attacks and eventually regain your posture back up, or even pass straight to side control.

Take a look at these fundamental concepts that every BJJ white belt should know.

– Professor Gustavo Gasperin