Your cart
Total: $0.00

BJJ Instructional Videos
John Danaher Leglocks
John Danaher Back Attacks BJJ
Half Guard BJJ Instructional Video
No Gi Half Guard Tip That Will Change Your Game

No Gi Half Guard Tip That Will Change Your Game


Game Changing Tom DeBlass Half Guard Tip

If you have been around the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene for any time at all you will have surely been exposed to half guard. As one of the most sought after grappling athletes and instructors in America, Tom DeBlass is a specialist when it comes to half guard. In the video below, Tom DeBlass shares with us a game changing tip for half guard while on vacation in Costa Rica. Never one to take days off, Tom DeBlass shows a game changing tip to prevent yourself from having your under hook taken.

Tom Deblass is full of tips on how to dominate opponents from the half guard with sweeps and submissions.


Check out the video below and then we will break it down.

Tom starts off in half guard, demonstrating how too many of us make the mistake of trying to push away our opponent. You have to understand that you can’t give up the under hook, but at the same time you can’t just push your opponent away as this does not allow you to be offense. What you should do instead is keep your elbow to the inside of your body. In this position you can remove your knee shield, allowing your opponent to pressure forward, giving you an opportunity to get an under hook as he comes forward. It is impossible for your opponent to do a whizzer from here, allowing you an opportunity to enter deep half.

By welcoming your partner to come forward rather than trying to push him away you give them an opportunity to pass, which you can use to your advantage. Make sure you do not give up the under hook by remember to keep your elbow inside before dropping your knee shield. Once you establish your under hook you can bump the guy on top and start moving to a more advantageous position. This a great and simple tip to remember the next time you are drilling half guard, or find yourself on bottom in live roll. Awesome stuff from Tom DeBlass!

If you're looking for the keys to defeating your opponents with half guard look no further. Tom DeBlass’ “Half Domination” 4 DVD Set Will Simplify & Slow Down The Game To Show You An Easy Set Of Grips & Moves That Will Hold Even The Most Explosive Young Beasts In Check.



Take a deep dive on one specific skill per month with the top instructors in the BJJ Fanatics family.

With your subscription you'll get:

  • Private Lesson (Masterclass)
  • Preview of our Upcoming Daily Deals to better plan your purchases
  • Rolling breakdowns & more.

You'll also get At Home Drills to work on, a Preview of our Upcoming Launches & More!


Learn More

Half Domination by Tom DeBlass DVD Cover
Catch Wrestling Formula by Neil Melanson
Butterfly Guard Re-Discovered Adam Wardzinski DVD Wrap
Judo Academy Jimmy Pedro Travis Stevens