I apologize. The title should read "Guard opening technique". I don't know how to change the title. Being a white belt, I've been slaughtered numerously by higher blue belts and anything above, when I sit in their guards. Although I try my best to get the damn thing open, it's just trap after trap and I've been caught too many times to count. I understand many of the guard opening techniques and I do occasionally get them, but as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Anyway, I've been doing a really sloppy move lately, that works. Basically, once I'm sitting in the closed guard, I'll raise my right leg, plant my foot and throw it over to the other side, completely flipping the person in front of me and giving him my back for about two seconds. I also sometimes stand before I throw my foot around. It kinda looks like Bret Hart's "sharpshooter", heh, if you guys can remember that move. What do you guys think? Two things to take into account: 1. The guard usually opens up as soon as I turn, but even if it didn't and the legs somehow remained closed, I would never consider sitting back. Yes, I have seen the youtube video of the one guy getting his back broken and it freaks me out. 2. It seems to be a nice setup for foot locks, cause when then the legs open the feet stick right up, so I'm usually able to rap my arm around the foot, fall to my side and go for a achilles lock. Especially during no-gi sessions. Thanks.