In Jiu-Jitsu, 80% of your time will be spent either defending your guard or passing the guard. Against a very high level guard player, passing the guard is definitely one of the hardest aspects to develop in the game. It is very time consuming and tiring. A more effective option is to attack a leg, force your opponent to defend and when they do, forget about defending the guard. That’s the exact time where you have an open road to pass the guard…
There are some techniques in Jiu-Jitsu that, once set up, make you feel… Almost helpless.
And one of those techniques is the Ankle Lace.
Neil Melanson shows one of the ways to set up the Ankle Lace on the video below, as well as how to finish with it:
If you want to learn more about how to stop and smash a dangerous half guard player, you need to to check out the great Neil Melanson and some of his DVD’s that he made with us. His products are some of the most sought after and it is for good reason. IF you want to learn how to DESTROY the half guard and a lot of other positions with very unique and effective techniques that you will probably not see anywhere else, this is your guy.
Neil can give you such a competitive edge because his style is so different. He has his roots in catch wrestling, but he does it all. Some of his no gi techniques are literally unheard of and they have helped some of the top UFC competition get to the pinnacle of competition.