Okay, so I watched the Functional Half Guard SBG instructional and did further research and that game went through the roof. It is truly the only guard I "understand" because its the only time I've ever had an instructor or instructional teach from the bare bones up, on how to play a guard. For me it's always been, today we learn "this move" or "that move", it's taken me a ways, but now I see the vast benefits of having a comprehensive game or theory. So, starting from the beginning: guard. Where should my hands be, what should I be trying to do? Give me something foundational like "the paw", or "get the underhook and stay on your side". Equivalent to the half guard basics (my best basis for comparison). Now, I mean the most basic guard, which I guess is closed, but there really is no such thing as closed, cause you have to open at some point. But I think you know what I mean. Gi instruction is good, though I'd be interested to hear a no gi version of this too. Lay it on me.