Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by CNN, Yahoo! Sports, FOX Sports, Evolve MMA is the top rated BJJ gym in Singapore.
If your open guard keeps getting passed then you have 2 options, work on the open guard more or the faster solution is to develop a killer half guard game…
Why half guard?
Simply because it’s safer and less tiring. You can say that it’s the most efficient guard game in Jiu-Jitsu. It doesn’t require much flexibility, speed or conditioning. When playing half guard, you are playing a methodical and strategic game which enable to trap your opponent in your specific game and catch them either with a submission or a sweep.
Some BJJ champions with killer half guards include Lucas Leite, Gordo Correia, Bernardo Faria, Tom DeBlass, or Jake Mackenzie…
They each have their own approach to the half guard but all of them are highly successful at the highest level of the game.
In this video, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and ONE Superstar Alex Silva from the Evolve Fight Team demonstrates 5 essential half-guard sweeps for BJJ: