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.
Passing Half Guard can be tricky business… But it could become quite easy for you, if you learn the following approach from 2x ADCC champ JT Torres.
Learning how to smash pass people in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu feels so good, doesn’t it?
Especially when you get it done from tricky positions.
For example, here’s how to smash pass from Half Guard – when the training partner attempts to use their Butterfly Hook as well.
JT Torres demonstrates on the video below:
Impose Your Top Game On Anyone With These Grappling Fundamentals.
- Sharpen your top game with these gold medal no gi fundamentals from 2-time ADCC Champion JT Torres.
- Pass all of no gi grappling’s most difficult and common guards with these techniques that has turned JT Torres into a guard passing machine.