In his latest release from BJJ Fanatics, famed grappling and MMA Coach Neil Melanson opens up the playbook for his Ground Marshal Half Guard techniques. One of the positions he explores is the Octopus Guard. In simplest terms, the Octopus Guard shows itself in half guard when the opponent turns their back to you to […]

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Famed grappling and MMA Coach Neil Melanson opens up the playbook for his Ground Marshal Half Guard techniques. One of the positions he explores is the half guard. This is a simple but effective sweep using the half guard as the beginning of a single leg sweep. For more from this series, check out Neil […]

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In order to shut down the underhook used by Rafael Sapo on the half-guard, Leo Tunico wraps his partner’s arm in a whizzer. Sapo takes advantage and traps Tunico’s arm. Note that the guard player immediately hip-escapes, repositioning himself under Tunico. This detail is key for Sapo to have the necessary leverage to spin his […]

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