Discover the hidden details that allow you to establish the dominant position fast
Half Guard Top & Bottom
Can changing the way you think about half guard really give you such an unfair advantage?
If you find yourself in the top position, your goal is to free your leg and advance to either cross side or the mount. If you're on the bottom, you have quite a few options, including sweeps and reversals, recovering the closed guard, and taking the back.
In this course, I'll teach you the hidden details you've never seen for how to easily establish the dominant position quickly.
The "optimist's" half guard system.
→ Once you understand the hidden details, you'll know why I say that half guard top is really just cross side with one leg stuck. And half guard bottom is halfway to a dominant position because you'll know exactly where all of the hidden opportunities are.
→ One of the biggest secrets to having a dominant half guard game is understanding how to distribute your weight properly to restrict your opponent's movement and start to apply pressure to get them to do what you need to advance. This course will show you how to do this even at the highest levels of skill.
→ When you're in the top position, you'll learn how to free your leg the easy way, by using your entire body to move so it feels effortless, instead of struggling and trying to muscle it.
→ When you're in the bottom position, you'll learn how to take the back, how to sweep, and how to recover the guard so easily they won't know what happened. Don't be surprised when people start asking how in the world you just did that.
→ And so much more!
Skill Level: Basic - Advanced
What Will I Learn?
✓ How to easily kill their attempts to sweep when you're in the top position, and how to sweep no matter what they do to defend when you're in the bottom position.
✓ Bonus: this calf-slicer from the top position will become a new favorite for you. Brutal.
✓ There are actually some great opportunities to simply end the fight from the top position without advancing, like this Von Flue choke bonus video will show you.
✓ There's also a great armbar from the top position you can use when they are trying to use the underhook, and there are some sneaky things you can do to turn that underhook into an armbar to end the fight without having to advance your position at all.
✓ And so much more!