2. Open guard can include putting your feet and knees on various places on your opponent’s body. Keeping four points of contact with your legs and hands on your opponent’s body leaves the open guard player with many options and makes it difficult for your opponent to “pass your guard.” The hand grips that you can do are numerous and come in various configurations including “double sleeve grip and “cross sleeve grip.” This particular set up allows you to either collar choke or arm bar. It also makes it more difficult for your partner to stand up. It also leads to other types of guards like spider guard and lasso guard, just to name a few.