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The half guard is one of the most popular guards in bjj and MMA.  Learning how to deal with the half guard is imperative for progression in bjj.  Half guard is one of the first guards that is taught when starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Dealing with a good half guard player can be extremely difficult. There are some principles you can apply to deal with and pass almost any half guard.  First, you will need to establish an underhook, you will want to get a cross face and go chest to chest to knee slide.  These are fundamental concepts to...

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Smash Passing has long been one of the best ways to pass someone’s guard in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  What is smash passing?  Smash passing is the strategical implementation of pressure and weight to pass the guard.  To smash someone, you need to maximize your weight distribution and make yourself heavy. What are the benefits of smash passing?  Smash passing can be a great way to slow down the pace of the match, nullify the movement of a flexible guard player, and pass complicated guards.  When you apply pressure correctly and smash your opponent, if they are a flexible guard player,...

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Half guard players can be a tricky bunch. One wrong move and all of a sudden you are flipped over onto your back and getting crushed. Half guard players are usually excellent sweeping specialists who heavily rely on the under hook. The under hook gives a half guard specialist their power and their ability to […]

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