As a white belt, we rely mostly on the closed guard, but Ive been trying to avoid it like all hell. Of course its a "safe" position in BJJ, but Ive been aiming more towards the top game...mount, side, back, top half guard, etc. While in mount though, because I rarely get there, I get rolled back into closed guard often. How do you guys maintain your position...posting out with hands? How do you use your feet? Knees tight at sides, do you hook their shins? Cross your feet under theirs? I thought it was mostly because of my feet...not sure if they should be hooked or crossed...would that help alot or no? Is it just my balance...or what. Any pics/vids etc would help, thanks alot.