BjjBrick Q&A 2 Lower Back Pain and BJJ

I’m am a fresh blue belt age 40,
started Jits late, but it has changed
my life.
Question:
Is lower back pain normal when
starting this? I’m assuming it’s due
to posture from guard ect.
Injuries seem to slow my progress. Don’t
want to blame age but just a question.
Thanks and love ur vids.
Kamran
parkandroll.org

BjjBrick Q&A 1 Unpassable Open Guard

Today I answer a question about developing an unpassable open guard. What are your thoughts on this topic?

Q: What are your tips for developing an unpassable
open guard, beyond the typical “mat hours”
response? What can I conscientiously do, drill,
practice etc. to better use those mat hours?
My guard retention is slowly but surely improving,
though I know I am lacking a lot of intentioned
practice.