Gi or No Gi... what is your "go to" combination(s)? i don't work a closed guard. i prefer to put one foot on their hip with my other leg "hugging" their back. No Gi, i usually control the back the neck and the wrist on the side of my foot that's on their hip. 1. i work a push triangle. 2. if the push back i pull it across and to a high guard. From there i work a straight arm lock, shoulder lock, or sweep. 3. If they shove their shoulder forward i pull their wrist directly across and take their back. If they try to square back up 4. i get an over hook on their opposite arm and shrimp my hips out working for a triangle. i change the order all the time... that's just the smoothest way it works. I may go 1,2,3,4 or 1,2,1,2,3,4,3,2,1 or any other order.