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.
If you’re an older or a somewhat less athletic BJJ athlete, then playing the Half Guard game is probably the way to go.
For example, here’s a simple way to transition from Closed Guard to Half Guard.
John Danaher demonstrates:
For The First Time Ever, Lucas Leite Shares His World Famous Coyote Half Guard Adapted For No Gi.
Learn The Weird Techniques that Lucas Leite uses so well against bigger opponent’s that he voluntarily enter tournaments in the ultra-heavy division with an almost 100 lb weight deficit.