Guest post by 5x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria, who is known for his half guard. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015. Be sure to check out Bernardo’s new DVD instructional series on the Faria Guard, The Z Guard, escapes and pressure passing.
Many times I see the students trying to turn on the knees, going to the turtle to prevent the side control, but I like to use a different way, that it is kind of similar to it.
Instead of turning completely on the knees, I turn without stopping in the turtle, it is pretty simple and has worked for me thousand of times. (It is the last technique in the video below.)
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