Kneebar Defense from the bottom half guard

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  1. StevieSparkZ

    StevieSparkZ Green Belt

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    I've been workin my half guard a lot lately and feel it's progressing. However, people at my gym have started to just turn and kneebar me when I have them in my half guard. Anyone know a good deal about leglock defenses from the bottom of the half guard?
     
  2. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    Stop leaving your leg open to attack by switching the positioning of your leg.
     
  3. silverline122

    silverline122 Brown Belt

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    ^qft. Locking the leg not being attacked over the leg being attacked may be a smart idea, depending on your positioning
     
  4. hayliks

    hayliks Banned Banned

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    If I can anticipate them going for a kneebar, there's a great opportunity to take their back with a gi. It's really difficult to explain, I'll try. If they turn in towards your leg for the knee bar, try to face them as much as possible and get a grip on their belt with your outside hand and push him away as you try and pull your leg out. If he can't secure your leg you have his back.
     
  5. StevieSparkZ

    StevieSparkZ Green Belt

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    Hmm I can see what you are saying, with no gi you ever tried to get a harness grip or just "chase" him and go for the choke to pull him back and work your hooks in?
     
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    Max Shane Amateur Fighter

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    Say they are spinning to attack my left leg, which is on top. When they go to spin, I'm going to sneak or just shove a butterfly hook (in the back of their non spinning leg) with my right leg. From there I have enough space and tools to get my easily get my leg free and be a step ahead.

    It's not really hard to explain, but it's mostly just a by feel thing. Once you get it it pretty much neutralizes knee bar attempts, for the most part.
     
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    You can toe hold them when they pass their leg over you belly.
     
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    StevieSparkZ Green Belt

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    blanko did you post these before ? anyways these helped my half guard game and I forgot about em!
     
  10. JarMan

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    That last video is exactly what I needed to see. People have been using this pass on me and I've been having trouble defending. I love it when I find exactly what my game needs at exactly the time I need it.
     
  11. JarMan

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    The first video I think will be helpful, too, if the guy is not too big or strong. The other thing that works for me sometimes is as soon as they begin the hip-switch I turn into them hard. Sometimes I will get a sweep out of it and sometimes I end up in half guard with my "up" knee in their stomach.
     
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    My primary option as well.
     
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    When you have them in half guard are they throwing their free leg across your face when they set up the knee bar? or do they try to put you knee on belly while they are still in half guard? The former leaves them vulnerable to a single leg if you sit up and run the the pipe as they transition. The second compromises their base and lets you spin under them for toe holds and the deep half guard game.
     
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    Interesting, I will be on the lookout for both. Thinking about it, the last kneebar I was caught in while I was playing half guard was the kneebar being applied to my RIGHT leg. I also believe I was playing half guard on his left leg laying on my left side.
     
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    You can watch those videos. They are pretty accurate. Kneebars from the half guard bottom position is one that you have kind of have to try out and feel for own. It is a good submission but you really have to know when it is the right time to apply it.
     

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