Dive Into The BJJ Guard With Rafael Formiga
The BJJ Guard: Defense, Sweeps, & Pass Counters: Formiga BJJ
In this episode of Formiga BJJ Q&A - It's ALL about the BJJ Guard, especially half guard. The BJJ Guard is one the most dynamic positions to play in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the best BJJ Black Belts in the world have an incredible Jiu-Jitsu Guard. Formiga is known for his powerful butterfly guard sweeps and his x-guard game.
Formiga's guard is nearly impassable. His ability to stay connected and attack from the butterfly guard is a thing of beauty. Click the learn more button to discover some of the tricks and tips Formiga uses to develop an impassable guard.
Formiga BJJ Q&A Technique Breakdown:
00:00 - How to regain an open guard or closed guard when your opponent has you flattened out in bottom Jiu-Jitsu half guard? Formiga also shares one of his best BJJ half guard sweeps when flattened out.
02:01 - Deep Half Guard Jiu-Jitsu Sweep when your opponent sprawls back and is heavy on your hips. Formiga shows how to regain and set-up the deep half guard position and sweep from there.
03:28 - How to Escape from Turtle Guard when your opponent has double under controls? Formiga shows how to do a BJJ Turtle Guard Sweep to top side control.
05:14 - How to defend against the BJJ Bull Fighter Pass? Formiga shows how to defend against the guard pass, and then pull your opponent back into the jiu-jitsu butterfly guard and setup butterfly guard sweeps from there.
06:38 - What to do in half guard when your opponent has your back? Formiga shows how to do a backward roll half guard sweep or get back into deep half guard to sweep.
08:10 - Formiga BJJ Training Highlight - BJJ Highlight Video from the training session