Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such Lucas Leite, Bernardo Faria, Tom DeBlass and others…
If you get an under hook from bottom half guard, it can easily lead to the demise of the top player. The under hook can be one of the most powerful and game changing aspects of the half guard. Both from bottom and top, in half guard, we are almost always fighting for the under hook. So what do you do if you set up the underhook and the opponent counters it by smashing you or with with a deep Darce choke?
So you still haven’t acquainted yourself with the Rock The Baby position in BJJ? If not, then you should try and play around with it a bit – as you just might find out that it suits your game perfectly.
Here’s a neat back take option from Rock The Baby. Andre Galvao demonstrates the technique on the video below:
Learn Grappling Great Andre Galvao’s Half Guard “Rocking The Baby” System For Rolling Through Bigger, Stronger Opponents – With Nearly 3 Hours Of Content For You To Study!
- Andre teaches you this half guard system that will help set up tons of strong attacks, including a roll through sweep that works against opponents much bigger and stronger!
- Use strong positions for attack like the reverse lockdown and shoulder trap, creating ways for you to find submissions, back takes, and more.