half guard

Half guard, or alternatively half mount, is a ground grappling position where one combatant is lying on the other, with the bottom combatant having one leg entangled. Sometimes the bottom combatant is said to be in half guard, while the top combatant is in a half mount respectively. The half guard is the position that is in between a full guard and side control or full mount.

High Percentage Step Back Half Guard Pass Series

Hey! Been a about a month since I posted my last video.  I rescued a 10 month old dog from a kill shelter and I've been working hard to make sure he was set up to have a wonderful life and he has been a great addition in my life and now I'm back with a very good half guard passing  series video, at least in my opinion Smile.

In this 15 minute video you'll find:

- Step Back Half Guard Pass Concepts and Tips
- Attacking to The Mount When Opponent Commits to Turn Into You
- Baiting Your Opponent to Expose Their Back (Plus a video of Marcelo

(8/21) Deep Half Guard Hidden Arm Position and Sweep - Jason Scully

After I sent the video the other day on the Deep Half Guard positional tips and concepts I realized that I missed one very important arm position that leads to a very high percentage sweep.

So this message is going to be short and simple.  If you play Deep Half Guard, this position will be very helpful for you in attacking your opponent and defending their attacks as well.

Keep on keepin on,

Jason Scully

Deep Half Guard Positional Tips and Concepts - Jason Scully

Years ago the half guard was known as a stalling position or a safety position.  It was never really something that people thought of as a very strong offensive position. But then as grappling evolved so did the half guard, and I mean it evolved a lot!

In that evolution of the half guard, the all mighty deep half guard was created.  This half guard is one of the most high percentage and offensive half guards you can play.  Grapplers from the most basic to the most advanced play this position with great success and I don't see it stopping any time soon.

Butterfly Guard Principles

Though our focus in this module is the half guard, a significant part of the half guard game I am sharing is the half butterfly guard. To have a powerful half butterfly requires a high level of confidence in your regular butterfly guard because the 50% reduced version requires a very precise technical application of the concepts that make the butterfly guard in general effective.

Basic Drills to Advance Your Half Guard

For as much as we talk about individual techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or in submission grappling it’s easy to forget the importance of movement drills and combination drills. To take an isolated technique and to make it useful in a live situation is to incorporate it into a greater game, which means forging connections between the new technique and the other techniques in your game.

Mayday, Mayday: Half Guard Survival

I apologize if I seem a bit out of it in this week’s videos. I had a pretty serious sinus infection and was loaded up on medicine.

Some Half Guard Basics for the Half Guard Challenged

I have a love-hate relationship with the half guard. For the first two and half years or so of my jiu-jitsu career, I was on the rubber guard bandwagon, so I pulled lockdown in every match and in every roll. I had a lot of success with that approach too. It even won me a few tournaments. As I advanced up the ranks, however, pulling lockdown worked less and less. I eventually figured out why: higher-skilled opponents had better posture in my half guard, which meant hiding their leg from the lockdown.

Kimura from Half Guard with Ulpiano Malachias

Some tricks, clues and minor details to help you finish that kimura from inside your opponent's half guard with Ulpiano Malachias

3 Leg Lock Attacks From Half Guard

If you have seen the logo, then you know we love leg locks. In this video, I show a few of my successful leg attacks that I have used from half guard. Let us know how they work for you!

Four submissions from half guard

Prof. Vinicius Pedrosa and Prof. Renato Migliaccio from Sampa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial arts demonstrate four ways to submit your opponent from half guard.

Four positions that you can add to your game and Improve.

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