Engaging the Open Guard for No Gi Jiu Jitsu by Jeferson Guaresi

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Jeferson Guaresi‘s Engaging the Open Guard for No Gi Jiu Jitsu

Description of Instructional:

Engaging an opponent’s open guard in no gi Jiu Jitsu can be a daunting task! It is common to rush or over-commit and end up losing the advantage.

In Jeferson Guaresi’s instructional, he clearly outlines several of his favorite and most successful open guard engagement techniques to make an initial contact and work your way to an eventual guard pass!

Guaresi outlines 3 primary open guard engagements:

  • Forearms on Feet
  • Using Angles
  • Pressure and Stack Passing

Jeferson’s instructional is an excellent option if you want to expand your knowledge and gain confidence for approaching and engaging an opponent’s open guard.

Intelligently approaching an opponent’s open guard is a crucial skill that Jeferson explains in this instructional. You’ll be able to control the position and find more passes if you purchase this instructional today!

In all three engagement sequences, Guaresi will emphasize important details on how to approach your engagement, secure and maintain proper control with position and pressure.

This will help you understand how to control distance and keep your opponent out of position until you can create your opportunity to advance your guard pass.

Once you understand how to engage with these different options, Jeferson provides excellent instruction on how to find and create openings to move through your guard passing.

Using Guaresi’s open guard passing system will help you limit your opponent’s defensive and offensive options, and set up your passes and transitions to more advantageous positions from side control or mount.

Overall, understanding how to effectively engage, control, and pass open guards in no gi jiu jitsu will help with your overall game!

If you struggle with your open guard pass engagements, this instructional is perfect for you.

Buy Jeferson Guaresi’s instructional today and you will enhance your overall grappling game and make you a more well-rounded and formidable competitor!

Overview of Instructional:

  • Initial open guard engagements
  • Headquarters position
  • Using Angles to Pass
  • Pressure Passing
  • Stack Passing
  • Stapling with your legs

Instructor Bio:

Jeferson Guaresi is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under both Cicero Costha and Murilo Santana. Guaresi began training at 11 years old in his home state of Rondonia, Brazil under the tutorship of Rafael Godoi.

In 2015, Guaresi was introduced to Cicero Costha and decided to move to São Paulo to train full time. It was an excellent decision for Jeferson as it was clear that fully dedicating himself to Jiu Jitsu was his true calling as an athlete.

Jeferson received his black belt in 2019 and has been active on the competitive scene at the highest levels. Guaresi now lives in New York City and primarily trains out of Unity Jiu Jitsu under Murilo Santana.

Born in 1998 and with many future years left of his competitive career, be on the lookout for Jeferson as he continues to develop as an athlete!


  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2019 / 2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open NOGI (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)
  • 2nd Place 3CG The Underdogs Grand Prix (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2019)

Training out of:

  • Unity Jiu Jitsu
  • New York City, New York

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Approximate Length of Instructional: 

  • 47 Minutes

Suggested Skill/Experience Level:

  • All Skill Levels

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Course Content

Forearms on Feet

Passing with Angles

Stack Passing

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