Category Archives: Half guard

Pablo Popovitch shows us an awesome deep half guard sweep

deep half guard sweep

Deep half guard sweep

Pablo Popovitch is amongst the cream of the crop of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors. From competing at the very highest level, he has experienced just about every counter that can be used when trying to sweep someone from the Deep half guard. This makes him uniquely qualified to teach us how to sweep an opponent from Deep half guard. He has modified the traditional sweeps from this position and come up with a highly effective way of sweeping someone from Deep half that offers a higher level of protection from Kimura’s and other attacks and counters.

Check out this video that was uploaded by BJJ World champion and learn how Pablo uses this Deep half guard sweep at the highest level of Jiu-Jitsu competition. The instruction is detailed and clear but still needs to be practiced a lot to get the particulars right. Keep training and add this great sweep to your BJJ arsenal.

Xande Ribeiro on how to flatten your opponent to pass half guard.

Flattening in half guardIf you don’t flatten your opponents half guard effectively then you’ll always be in trouble against stronger opponents. Learning from the best of the best as we do in this BJJ library video by 6 time world BJJ champion Xande Ribeiro is as as good as it gets.

There are some concepts that change your game and the concept of flattening your opponent to pass the half guard is one of them. ( And for that matter, the converse is true when you’re on the bottom). I love learning stuff like this and I can definitely say this concept changed my game. Once you get this concept right, you have a world of options for passing.

The most high percentage half guard pass, the knee through squeeze pass.

knee through half guard passThere are hundreds and hundreds of BJJ techniques that you may never use but this one is special. It’s without a doubt one the most high percentage half guard passes. It’s simple and highly effective and with a few tweaks here and there as shown by David Avellan, it becomes pretty much impossible to stop. It’s one of those super useful techniques that everyone needs to know. The knee through squeeze pass shown in this video will change your half guard top game.

How to pass the knee shield half guard control position.

knee shield half guard passThere’s nothing more frustrating than coming up against a good half guard player who uses the knee shield as a control postion. It can make you feel completely helpless and vulnerable to your opponent’s sweeps. This great half guard pass demonstrated by the guys at BJJ vault will enable you to work your way around his half guard knee shield and the best part is that you’re going around his guard instead of working against a really strong position.