Ready to rethink everything you understand about the guard?

Very rarely in grappling does an individual come across someone who has the ability and understanding to reframe how a position is understood. Even rarer is it that this individual is able to communicate those ideas to others. Tarik Hopstock is one of these select few. In this instructional not only will you upgrade your grappling several levels but you will have a whole new perspective on the quintessential position in BJJ. Learn how to develop a strong guard, avoid common mistakes, new drills and develop an in-depth play book to deal with every challenge that you will encounter from the guard.

Tarik has experience teaching all different skill levels. This is a perfect instructional for anyone one seeking to develop a theoretical understanding of the guard position and is seeking the tools to improve their guard. To reach your best, you must learn from the best. Tarik is just the man to help you maximize your potential.

Course curriculum

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  • 02

    Chapter 1 - Theory behind a strong guard

  • 03

    Chapter 2 - Common mistakes and vulnerable moments

  • 04

    Chapter 3 - Pulling guard and establishing guard

  • 05

    Chapter 4 - Situational: Torriando

  • 06

    Chapter 5 - Situational: Half Guard: Over Under

  • 07

    Chapter 6 - Situational: Double under:

    • 1. Sleeve Control and Legs Down

    • 2. Recovering from Inverting

    • 3. Underhook Recovery

    • 4. Loop Choke Sweep

  • 08

    Chapter 7 - Situational: Reverse Half Guard

    • 1. Crossface Reversal

    • 2. Far Collar Back Take

  • 09

    Chapter 8 - Situational: Knee slide

    • 1. RDLR Hook and Arm Under Knee and Knee shield

    • 2. Frame with Arms & Knee to Floor

    • 3. Transition to Dogfight - Counter Armbar

    • 4. Mir-Lock

  • 10

    Chapter 9 - Situational: Leg drag

    • 1. Stiff Arm Collar Early Recovery

    • 2. Hook Recovery to 50/50 Top and Bottom

  • 11

    Chapter 10 - Last resort: Back exposure

    • 1. Turtle & Staying tight

    • 2. Sit Back

    • 3. Roll Forward

    • 4. Granby Roll

    • 5. Classic Sweep

    • 6. Police Hold Back Take

  • 12

    Chapter 11 - Simple Games to Improve Guard Control and Retention

    • 1. Touch the Head Game

    • 2. Get Out of Side Control & Recover Guard from Turtle

  • 13

    Chapter 12 - Basic Movement Drills

    • 1. Hip Escape Variations

    • 2. Reverse Hip Escape

    • 3. Inverting and Twisting Back to Guard

    • 4. Roll Away Retention Drill

    • 5. Moving Around in a Sit Up Guard

    • 6. Technical Stand Up

  • 14

    Chapter 13 - Advanced Movement Drills

    • 1. Rolling from Shoulder to Shoulder

    • 2. Granby Roll

    • 3. Rolling Sideways

    • 4. Combining Movements

Who Is Tarik Hopstock?

Instructor Bio:

Tarik has been one of the best all around European grapplers for some time now. First claiming fame for developing the Tarikoplata as a blue belt which he used to submit some of the top competitors on the scene. Since those early days Tarik has been on an outrageous streak, taking home a wide ranging medal collection including many from the world championship. Don’t miss out on a chance to learn from the top minds in grappling.

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What To Expect

Take your game to the next level and never lose a match again

  • Systematic course structure

  • Quality production value

  • Develop your guard fundamentals

  • Increase your confidence against the best guard passers

  • Backed by thousands of students from around the world.

  • Pulling guard and establishing guard

  • Learn movement drills to help your guard


  • I'm new to JiuJitsu, is this instructional good for me?

    Yes! This is a perfect instructional for anyone one seeking to develop a theoretical understanding of the guard position and is seeking the tools to improve their guard.

  • Is this a physical copy (DVD)?

    This course is 100% digital and is available for streaming on all devices.

  • When will I see results?

    Every lesson in this course is full of actionable concepts & techniques. As soon as you start practicing & implementing the techniques you will see major improvements.