Maintaining balance while on top in half guard.

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  1. Libersolis****

    Libersolis**** Orange Belt

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    This is a VERY bad position for me. I feel that being in half guard is simply a prelude for me to be swept. What are some of the fundamental things I need to be aware of while in half guard?
     
  2. Deloitte

    Deloitte Blue Belt

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    Don't let him get an underhook. If he bridges/upas, MOUNT THAT SHIT.
     
  3. blandy

    blandy Blue Belt

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    Try to keep the guy flat on his back, the vast majority of half guard sweeps require the person on bottom to be on his side. I like to establish a strong cross face and then fighting for my own under hook (if he has one) before starting most if my half guard passes
     
  4. IChinaManI

    IChinaManI Green Belt

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    underhook+shoulder pressure.
     
  5. Thalion

    Thalion Green Belt

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    I usually use this way to pass the half guard

    I was taught this way in judo and use it also when sparring with bjj guy

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  6. MonkeyNuts!

    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    flatten him out
     
  7. trunksan

    trunksan Orange Belt

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    ... for me it;s my favourite position... Even with brown belts or people that are bigger than me I often get the pass....

    Most imortant thing above all, is to get the underhook. if you haven't got it than fight for it or maintain soem kind of head/gi control
    BUT DON"T LET THE OTHER GUY GET the underhook....


    If the othe guy gets the underhook then he has a HUGE advantage..... I usually just stand up or faint that I'll go for the brabo and then just try to back of...
     
  8. Libersolis****

    Libersolis**** Orange Belt

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    Does it matter which side I go for the underhook on?
     
  9. Thalion

    Thalion Green Belt

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    This is the perfect explanation of my favourite Half Guard pass, with all the details pointed, from the Newaza God Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki

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  10. ms505

    ms505 White Belt

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    yes
     
  11. codemonkey76

    codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    all good advice.

    1. Get underhook (if your right leg is trapped, you need the underhook with your right arm)

    2. Cross-face, your shoulder (left shoulder if your right leg is trapped) should be driving accross his jaw keeping him looking away from you

    3. With the underhook and the cross face you can keep him flat on his back and start setting up your pass.

    4. If you start feeling unstable like you are gonna get swept, go to the top of the list and check all the boxes,
    • do i have the underhook?
    • am i applying a nice hard crossface?
    • do i have his back flat on the mat?
     

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