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.
Yup, that’s right – it is possible to do a Single Leg from Half Guard.
Even in the gi. With the help of a sneaky lapel grip.
Here’s how to do it, as shown by John Danaher:
Fight from bottom with half guard and closed guard, positions that help older guys, with systems that have been proven in competition.
- Bernardo Faria won 5 black belt IBJJF World Championships using these systems – and now he teaches every detail so it can help you.
- Don’t ever rely on speed or scrambling as Bernardo shows you his systems for single legs, deep half, omoplata, and more across 5 volumes.