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What Will You Learn?
Learn The Top Secret Half Guard System From The Canadian Who Infiltrated Brazil’s Toughest School. Jake MacKenzie Used These Secrets To Transform Himself From A Skinny Canadian Kid Into One Of The Most Decorated Champions In Brazil – Winning All His Matches From Half Guard.
Jake MacKenzie did what we all wanted to do (you know there’s a part of you that feels this way). He went to Brazil, learned the language, became part of their community, and he won. Actually he won a lot – in the most competitive (by a mile) Jiu Jitsu environment in the world. Take a look at his list of titles:
Jake Mackenzie BJJ Accolades (From BJJ Heroes):
• 4x Brazilian National Teams Champion (Black Belt)
• 2x Brazilian National No-Gi Champion (Black Belt)
• 2x São Paulo International Open Champion (Black Belt)
• São Paulo International No Gi Open Champion (Black Belt)
• Floripa International Open Champion (Black Belt)
• Brasilia International Open Champion (Black Belt)
• Chicago International Open Champion (Black Belt)
• 2nd place South American Championship (Black Belt)
• European Champion (Brown Belt)
• 2nd place Pan American Championship (Brown Belt)
• American National Champion (Brown Belt)
• Miami Open Absolute Champion (Brown Belt)
• Pan American Champion (Purple Belt)
• World Cup Champion (2010 CBJJO)
• South American Champion (2010 CBJJE)
Jake even learned the language, married a beautiful Brazilian girl and currently teaches at the toughest school in Rio. Imagine how good he must be for them to let a “Gringo” teach there – (you know all of the tough younger guys want to test him!)
The reason they listen to Jake is because he is maybe the most knowledgeable half guard specialist in Brazil. Legends like Rodolfo Viera, Master Julio Cesar, Patrick Gaudio, Vinicius Marino, Theodoro Canal all listen when Jake speaks. As far as teachers go - Jake is as highly regarded as any Brazilian.
What makes Jake special though is his use of the half guard, and specifically the reverse half guard. The most famous half guard player in the world, Bernardo Faria, saw Jake’s reverse half guard and loved it: he was amazed. He’d never seen it before - and one of the reasons that it works is because no one has seen it before. Jake’s Reverse Half Guard is the closest thing to indefensible that we have ever seen.
Do you need to be young? Nope
Do you need a lot of strength? No
Do you need to be crazy flexible? Absolutely not.
Jake MacKenzie’s reverse half guard is a better mouse trap. Your opponents don’t know how to execute it, let alone defend
"After training with Jake extensively, I can say with confidence that he has the best half guard I have ever seen. His body positioning and technical understanding set him apart from the rest. This combined with his timing, make it extremely effective and hard to counter."
-Dante Leon World class Black Belt
"Easily the most prolific Jiu-Jitsu competitor ever to emerge from Canada, Jake Mackenzie is without a doubt among the foremost experts in the world on the use of the half guard. I feel extremely fortunate to have trained with and learned from him for years and there is not a person alive I would turn to before Jake when searching for information or advice on his signature position. I cannot recommend his teaching highly enough."
-Ryan Hall, Fifty/50 Jiu-Jitsu, World Class BJJ Black Belt, Ultimate Fighter Winner, UFC Fighter
So, What's On The Series?
deep half entry
deep half rewind to knee twist
deep half rewind with electric chair
deep half rewind to refs position
deep half to double leg
houdini back take
sleeve grip sweep
sleeve control to elbow manipulation
reversal when opponent attempts kimura
basic back take from deep half
waiter sweep to over under
waiter sweep to leg drag
back take from waiter sweep
hook variations for back take from waiter sweep
crotch lock back take with head control
crotch lock to seat belt back take
reverse half guard basics and concepts
elevator sweep with neck tie to back
reverse electric chair
reverse electric chair to back take
lins back take
far hook sweep
far hook sweep to back take
double wrist lock to sweep variations
leg triangle and knee bar counters