YES! this is what I do too, I stopped clinging to closed guard all the time a couople months ago. My ground game jumped up a level inside a week.
Originally posted by Yrkoon9
Just open the guard and go offense.
Sittin in closed guard is a bad idea in most situations. Better to open up and go for sweeps, submissions, or just put your feet on their hips and make space.
I love it when my guard is open with feet on the floor and the top guy is still driving his elbows into my thighs. LOL. Thats when I know I am working with a true beginner.