So after staying away from the closed guard for a while I have felt in love again with it. The thing is, I only have two moves there and feel like the game becomes a stalemate (blue belt level), the two moves in question are the flower sweep and the closed collar choke, I hit monkey guard there once in a while, but I am just scratching the surface. One on our professor is helping me with some basic concepts, but I wanted to ask a wider audience: - What basic concepts revolutionized your closed guard? - Are there any tutorials/videos you recommend? Some of my common problems: - If my opponent stands and puts all his weight forward, I seem to struggle there, have a hard time sweeping or setting up submissions. I feel like I am at the defensive. Note that there is no major weight differential there, I am usually a little bit bigger than my opponents. - When shooting triangles from closed guard my opponent tends to pass my guard, they simply drop their weight on their free side and I cannot hold them - I can never setup an armbar from closed guard to save my life, which has indirectly made me focus on chokes which have been higher percentage for me. I want to revisit the armbar and become better at it. Let me know if you have any pointers here. Thanks!