Dealing with heavy top guard pressure in no gi?
On the weekend i did a bluebelt tournament and ran into a style of competitor I hadn't experience before. The pressure fighter who gives up no points and goes for very little offensively except positional improvements.
This guy wins whole tournaments without a single submission and while i beat him in Gi with 1 advantage no points scored, in the No Gi he kicked my arse.
This showed a pretty big weakness in my game, i rely on submitting people from the guard or sweeping and working from side control. How do i deal with someone who sits tight in my closed guard with hands on my biceps and no intention to go for any passes or give up space?
Are there some techniques i can work on to counter this? In the Gi i go for collar chokes when they do this but there is not enough room for guillotines.
Any advice you can offer would be appreciated, maybe Battlefields can put up the video of it too.