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Getting out of half guards

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by KaosX, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. KaosX

    KaosX Banned Banned

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    We were rolling last night at the end of class and I got locked into a half guard I just couldn't get out of. I'm wary of youtube hunting for technique because I'm still new to BJJ and don't want to find a bad video - any good methods you know of for getting out of someone's half guard?

    Scenario - I'm on top in opponents guard and I'm trying to pass for side control - I get half way through and he's locked onto one of my legs...we spent minutes fighting eachother from there...

    I wanted out badly, but didn't really know what to do.
     
  2. MUFC

    MUFC Brown Belt

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    Underhook.

    Shoulder pressure.

    Flatten them.

    If they are not flat, on the mat, it is extremely difficult to pass HG (and really, most guards).
     
  3. Jiu Jitsuka

    Jiu Jitsuka A Flight And A Crash

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    If your going for a left side pass:
    - fight for the underhook on the right side,
    - place your head on the left side (beside their head),
    - place your left hand on their knee,
    - turn your hips in the direction you wanna pass, &
    - finish the pass

    If you are still stuch and have not made it to side control yet:
    - kick your traped leg free (your right leg), with your left foot by pushing their leg (the top leg locking down half-guard) to free your foot to complete the transition.

    Sorry if the points above don't clearly describe the progression.

    Cheers.
     

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