Hi all. Right now I am going through a butterfly guard jones and I am trying to work from there exclusively. I decided to do this because one of my former teammates (a very good Brown belt) used to use this guard only. He never closed his guard at all. Just butterfly. I'm trying to develop my open guard game but I am having problems transitioning to the butterfly guard with the gi. No gi it is easy because my opponents can't control my collar or sleeves, but with the gi I find out my opponents can stall my transitions by controlling my sleeves or my collar. Even white belts can do this. That being the case, I can only play Butterfly as a transition from halfguard or an escape, since by than my underhooks are usually established. Any advice for playing butterfly guard from a distance? Particularly when grip fighting?