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Thomas Lisboa is a Brown Belt World Champion in the light feather division and he has been utilizing the closed guard to defeat bigger and stronger opponents for his entire career.
This new instructional will take you beyond the basics of attacking from the closed guard and help you develop a dynamic and dangerous closed guard that works in your academy and in the competition.
Thomas Lisboa's closed guard is battle tested and proven, he has a system from A-Z and he is here to walk you through it. You will learn how to achieve the position. As you progress and go against better and more formidable opponents it becomes increasingly difficult to even attain closed guard, Thomas is going to help you get there.
After Thomas has helped you get into the position he is going to show you attacks that you have never seen from a world class perspective. He is going to help you learn moves and techniques that do not rely on strength, athleticism, or youth.
Thomas is going to show you how to develop a dynamic and easy to implement closed guard. You are going to sharpen your closed guard and finally become a terror for your opponents. Thomas will show you pendulum sweeps, scissor sweeps, brabo chokes, arm bars, gogoplata, omoplata, triangle, arm lock, kimura, elevator sweeps, roleta sweeps and MORE!
Thomas has trained under the best throughout his entire career. Some of his training partners include Bernardo Faria, Bruno Malfacine, Marcelo Garcia, Lucas Lepri, and so many other legends. Among all of these he was one of the smallest. Competing at 141.5 with a gi throughout his career he was forced to develop a position that would nullify size.
That is where he developed his closed guard. Training in a room full of black belt world champions you need to have a guard that you are able to slow the game down and take the advantages certain people may have away.