So recently my instructor told me he wants me to stop using closed guard and I completely agree. He barely uses it and is much more into the butterfly guard and half guard (and lately we've started working on x-guard, God its cool) but I've pretty much vowed to no longer use closed guard, for a while at least. Oh yeah, since its Summer we're strictly doing no-gi for a while. Last night was the first night of not using it at all, and even though I could have re-guarded, I just moved to butterfly instead. My butterfly and half guard suck they don't get passed, but my sweeps from there suck. I know technically what to do I just need more practice doing them. But here's my question: I noticed that my game really revolves around closed guard, especially my sweeps (sit up sweep is my #1 sweep, plus scissor as well) but what if I'm rolling with a guy and he just keeps trying to "back out" of my butterfly guard? His posture is up and back, and he won't even pummel with me, he just tries to push me down and back out of the butterfly guard? I couldn't ever really tie the guy up (like I said, he didn't even try to control me at all, he just wanted to back out and circle for the pass). He never did pass, but I never swept him either. It just kind of ended in a stalemate. This was with a guy that I normally school, but now that I'm forcing myself to not use the closed guard, things are more difficult for me. Thanks for any advice you can give.