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Here’s How To Kneebar Someone Immediately After a Half Guard Sweep

As a beginner it’s quite often the hardest to figure out how a sweep works. Submissions are somewhat easier. You grab onto the isolated limb and apply pressure but working a sweep quite often...

The Inverted Kneebar From Half Guard – One Of The Most Unexpected Submissions

Leg locks have exploded in popularity over the last several years in competitive grappling. Although leg locks were once shunned by the BJJ community, their effectiveness has never been in doubt....

Jeff Glover Has Tremendous Half Guard Strategies – It’s Time You Learn Them

You should never become the sort of a BJJ student who has only one or two options from any given position. That “strategy” simply won’t work as you climb through the ranks and...

Do You Know This Basic Pass to Side Control? Gordon Ryan Demonstrates

If you have been doing BJJ for any length of time you have asked yourself this question! Rickson Gracie once said, “the guard is the heart and soul of jiu jitsu”. If you haven’t already...

Passing Half Guard Has Never Been So Easy – Learn These Tips From Nicolas Renier

If you have been doing BJJ for any length of time you have asked yourself this question! Rickson Gracie once said, “the guard is the heart and soul of jiu jitsu”. If you haven’t already...

Forcing Half Guard Is The Solution For Your Guard Passing Problems

If you have been doing BJJ for any length of time you have asked yourself this question! Rickson Gracie once said, “the guard is the heart and soul of jiu jitsu”. If you haven’t already...

This Old School Half Guard Sweep Works Great For All BJJ Belt Ranks

When you train Jiu-Jitsu, facing a wrestler can be a daunting task. They have great grappling conditioning, are very scrappy, have great base, and are very aggressive. Wrestlers have strength,...

This Half Guard to Back Take Sequence Works Well in a Street Altercation

When it comes to being in a street fight, it’s best that you avoid being on the ground. For, if you end up there, there’s no telling if the “other person’s” friends will...

Opponents Keep Back-Stepping Your Half Guard? Try These 2 Counters

So you’ve finally started playing Half Guard. Fantastic! You’ve set out on the road with a lot of possibilities in training and competition. However, you’ve probably soon found out...

Stuck in Knee Shield? Try This Unconventional Move by Neil Melanson

Are you a Half Guard and Knee Shield kind-of-a-Jiujiteiro? That’s awesome! It means that you’re playing a BJJ game that the majority of athletes choose not to play – which puts you...

Stuck in Top Half Guard? Attack The Kimura – And You’ll Pass The Guard

Do you find yourself stuck in top Half Guard a lot? As in, your training partners get a rather tight “grip” on you and you can’t seem to free yourself, no matter what you try to do?...

This Simple Kneebar from Top Half Guard Works Like Magic

Most people, when “stuck” in top Half Guard, are looking to make their way to pinning the opponent down to the floor. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that; on the contrary,...

Lachlan Giles Has A Secret Detail For Improving Your Half Guard Squeeze

Ever been in a situation where you think that you have your opponent right where you want them… Only for them to escape within the next second, in such an easy manner that it kind of feels...

Getting Crushed In Half Guard? Use Your Lockdown To Release Pressure

Yeah… You were supposed to frame when you’re in the Half Guard, remember? Well, obviously you didn’t. Your opponent found their way with an underhook and is now crushing you with...

Deep Half Guard: All The Basics That You Need To Know

The Deep Half Guard! It’s a position that will improve your BJJ game immediately, if only you learn how – and why – to use it. Teco Shinzato, a BJJ World Champion, explains the essentials...

High Pressure Knee Cut Pass By BJJ World Champion Ffion Davies

If you find yourself stuck in the top Half Guard position way too often, and if you’re a fan of the pressure-passing BJJ game, then you are going to love this Knee Cut Pass – it will solve...

Half Guard Wizard Lucas Leite: “If you’ve never lost, you don’t know what it is to win.”

Multiple time World Champion Lucas Leite is famous for his half guard skills, and fights for the Checkmat BJJ Academy.  In 2007 Lucas Leite moved from his native Brazil to the United States where he...