Originally Posted by Ben Langford
If you're getting sore on the inside of your knees from holding a closed guard that means you're probably squeezing your knees quite tight in your effort to hold on.
You actually want loose and relaxed knees when holding a closed guard and to be fairly tight where the ankles cross. This makes it easier to perform breakdowns and enables faster transitions to sweeps, submissions and sit outs.
This will come with time anyway but I think if someone had actually told me this I would have progressed a lot faster.
Ah, I get it. I will give that a shot. Thanks.
Day two tonight. Things went a lot better. But I will detail it in my log.