How to Pass Scissor Half Guard (Z Guard)

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by goatfury, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. goatfury

    goatfury Brown Belt

    Jun 26, 2004
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    Scissor half guard, sometimes also referred to as "Z guard" or "93 guard", can be among the toughest types of guard to pass. On the surface, it looks like a traditional half guard, but there are many more attacks available to the bottom person (Kimuras, leglocks, and more) than might be present in half guard, and the space made by the knee or shin across the body makes closing the distance so you can smash and pass considerably more difficult. Here are two different approaches (and some key details) to give you a good starting point for dealing with this challenging type of guard.
  2. bobjones777

    bobjones777 White Belt

    Jun 30, 2018
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    if you get off your knees this guard isn't particularly challenging to pass
  3. beat...people...up?

    beat...people...up? Orange Belt

    Mar 5, 2018
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    I've always been told to use this position but not to stay in it too long (take back if possible, move to dogfight, or even deep half and sweep). There are a lot of ways to pass it...

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