half guard top specialists

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by sgu00dir, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. sgu00dir

    sgu00dir White Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Does anyone know of any top level bjj guys who have a notable half guard top game that I could study?
     
  2. BajaMaliKnindza

    BajaMaliKnindza White Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2015
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    48
    Marcelo Garcia
     
  3. yetanother

    yetanother Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    5,192
    Likes Received:
    2,446
    Roger Gracie
     
  4. mataleaos

    mataleaos Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Messages:
    2,815
    Likes Received:
    2,661
    Marcelo Garcia is probably the best and also has the most footage.
     
  5. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    18,585
    Likes Received:
    4,180
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Rafa Mendes, though when he passes he's usually standing so it's technically RDLR. But it's largely the same concepts. Also Rodolfo Vieira, especially against FAria.
     
  6. berimBOWLoh

    berimBOWLoh Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2013
    Messages:
    12,492
    Likes Received:
    7,022
    Gui seems to pass much more from half than Rafa does, no?? both are great but it seems the vast majority of Gui's passes were from half guard type situations. he loves to force ppl there.
     
  7. Ninjapunch209

    Ninjapunch209 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,526
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    209
    Ciao Terra
     
  8. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    18,585
    Likes Received:
    4,180
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Gui is an even better example, yes.
     
  9. fanboysareevil

    fanboysareevil Green Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2010
    Messages:
    1,072
    Likes Received:
    374
    Marcelo, Vieira, Gui kind of stand above everyone else I can think of. Faria and Santana if you consider over/under a half guard, although Santana often transitions into a full on half as well.
     
  10. Wutang

    Wutang Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Cobrinha has a really good system on passing the half guard.
     
  11. rmongler

    rmongler Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    6,113
    Likes Received:
    4,693
    Location:
    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    Demian Maia, Murilo Santana, Gui Mendes.
     
  12. mgbyrnc

    mgbyrnc Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    14
    gui mendes
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.