What’s the best Guard for a shorter person with strong thick legs? This is the question I received from a White Belt who is a short powerlifter and has some super strong legs. Her issue is that when she plays her BJJ game from the bottom she has trouble getting the positions and techniques to […]

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Effective Half Guard Pass by Gabriel Fonseca “Timbó”

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In this GCP Technique Tip, Marcelo Garcia shows one of his favorite options for passing the half guard when your opponent prevents the far-side underhook.

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Valdir Rodrigues from the Evolve Fight Team demonstrates 5 submissions from half guard.

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Wrestlers who get into BJJ can often be the worst nightmare of a Guard focused player if that bottom player doesn’t know how to work their game against the wrestler. In this video I answer a BJJ related question that comes from a viewer on Instgram. His question is about dealing with Wrestlers in a […]

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Continuing from the Cheap Choke setup, we could also work into a Ninja Choke, which is like a reverse rear naked choke. The half guard frame is once again a good way of setting this up, and once locked in it is lights out. It is nice because a lot of people are not used […]

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When you catch someone with this choke, they will be upset and wonder what sort of black magic you used to finish them, lol!

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When you wrap the passer’s leg, you put yourself in safety to sweep from the half-guard. Check out Leandro Slaib’s technique

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