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New Wave Jiu Jitsu: No Gi Half Guard 3 Directions of Attack by John Danaher

The Most Sought After Grappling Coach On Earth - Professor John Danaher - Shows His Unique 3-Direction System For The New Wave Half Guard, Including The Sweeping, Leg Locking, And Retention Secrets That His Students Have Used To Dominate Elite Competition

  • Learn conceptually why the no-gi half guard is one of the favorites of John’s squad of athletes, including the MMA practicality.
  • This 8-volume series covers the 3 directions of attack, how to combine them, and which is the strongest of the 3 for your offensive focus.
  • See how to maintain the half guard against heavy pressure and get back on offense using simple and achievable mechanics.
  • Professor John Danaher has taught grappling and combat superstars like Gordon Ryan, Georges St. Pierre, Garry Tonon, and many more throughout his illustrious coaching career - with remarkable success with students of all levels of experience and athleticism.
  • Combine tight waists, single legs, body locks, knee shields, deep half, scorpions, knee levers, and more into one comprehensive and focused system for half guard mastery.                                                                                                                                                                                

Course Content

Volume 1

Introduction 0
Understanding New Wave Guard Play: 3 Key Insights 6:39
The 3 Reasons Why You Must Have a Strong Half Guard - Half guard is an excellent means of direct attack - From Bottom Position That Confers Some Advantages Over Conventional Guards 35:54
Half Guard Offers the Possiblity of Greater Connection So You Can Impose Bottom Position 37:38
Half Guard Allows Stronger Kuzushi Potential Because You Are Underneath Your Opponent's Center of Gravity 41:51
Half Guard is a True 3 Directional Guard 44:46
Half Guard is Halfway to Your Opponent's Back and Halfway to a Takedown 48:58
Half Guard is Well Adapted to a Transition to Mixed Martial Arts 51:24
Half Guard is Closely Related to the Skill of Pin Escapes 54:31
Half Guard Addresses the Fundamental Reality of Guard Play 57:48
Understanding Half Guard Position: The Fundamental Paradox of Half Guard 1:01:32
Resolving the Paradox: The Law of Outside Shoulder and Hip 1:03:25

Volume 2

The Path to Heaven: Making Half Guard Work for You - Knee Shield 0
Half Elbow Escape 6:37
Arm Frames 12:44
Kuzushi (Off Balancing) From Half Guard 23:24
Half Scissor Kuzushi 26:10
Half Butterfly Bump Kuzushi 28:18
Scoop Half Kuzushi 30:13
Scorpion Elevator Kuzushi 35:31
Half Butterfly Elevator Kuzushi 40:02
Knee Lever Kuzushi 43:02
Tight Waist Tilt Kuzushi 46:33
Windmill Kuzushi 48:48

Volume 3

Tight Waist Series - Getting to the Position 0
The Lower Leg Shift 4:53
The Tight Waist Roll Through 11:05
Ankle Pick 21:27
Pass Off Ankle Pick 25:43
Duck Under 29:16
Half Guard Body Lock - Body Lock Suck Back 34:28
Coming Up To Your Feet With a Body Lock 41:00
Outside Knee Pick 1:00:04
Inside Scoop Sweep (Navy) 1:04:02
Limp Arm 1:11:21
Cross Body Ride 1:20:41
Kosoto Circle 1:28:40

Volume 4

Tight Waist VS Whizzer Series - Understanding the Whizzer 0
The Circle Body Lock 13:53
Uki Goshi 16:38
Far Side Walk 19:01
Half Nelson Pin 23:02
Outside Scoop 26:20
Single Leg Series - The Differences Between Single Leg and Tight Waist 29:49
Understanding a Back Side Single Leg Finish 36:37
Back Side Single Leg From Half Guard 43:56
Back Side Single Leg Limp Arm 49:03
Forward Heist Mechanics 51:53
Front Side Single Leg Finishes From Half Guard 1:00:06
Half Guard Single Leg Coming Up To Your Feet 1:12:11
Hiza Gatame Series 1:20:35
The Rolling Hiza Gatame 1:39:24
Lower Leg Shift and Hiza Gatame 1:42:20

Volume 5

The Knee Lever Series - Mechanics 0
Knee Lever: Head Position 4:23
2 on 1 Wrist Knee Lever 8:23
Knee Lever 1 on 1 Grips 12:20
1 on 1 Scoop 15:08
The Knee Lever Creates Scrambles That You Always Win 17:39
Knee Lever with a Lat Post 23:28
Putting Your Opponent's Knee on the Mat 30:16
Elbow Lever 33:18
Forward Heist to Single Leg From Failed Knee Lever 36:08
Arm Drag From Failed Knee Lever 41:12
2 on 1 Elbow Post Knee Lever to the Back 44:29
Overhook Knee Levers - Overhook Sweep 49:36
Knee Lever as Entry to Tight Waist 55:55
Knee Lever to Butterfly Hook 1:00:53

Volume 6

The Elbow Escape Series - Mechanics of Elbow Escape 0
Special Study: Ude Gatame 16:03
Mechanics 19:28
Attacking Both Sides with Ude Gatame 31:05
The Relationship Between Ude Gatame and the Shoulder Crunch Sumi Gaeshi 35:59
Ude Gatame to Triangle 40:24
Ude Gatame Into Kimura 45:43
Ude Gatame to Juji Gatame 50:34
Ude Gatame Combined with Forward Shift 58:29
Scoop Scorpion Series 1:08:06
Scorpion Leg Pass 1:20:48
Scorpion Walk Around 1:25:25
Scorpion Hip Heist 1:32:52

Volume 7

Knee Shield Half Guard Entries - The Scoop Elevator 0
Different Variations of Attack 13:25
Attacking the Far Leg 18:48
Controlling Movement From the Scoop Grip 23:05
Spinning Around The Leg 29:34
Kani Basami 40:07
Butterfly Insertion 50:33
Ankle Pick Heel Hook Series 57:20
Ankle Pick to Irimi Ashi Garami 59:44
Ankle Pick Kani Basami 1:06:28
Half Butterfly Guard Series - Outside Elevator 1:13:53
Half Butterfly Guard Into Single Leg Cross Ashi Garami 1:25:50

Volume 8

Deep Half Guard Into Leg Locks - Inside Sankaku 0
50/50 From Deep Half Guard 7:10
Knee Lever Leg Lock Entries - Knee Lever and Outside Spin (Best Entry For Less Athletic/Older Athletes) 12:51
Knee Lever into Leg Locks from Disadvantageous Positions 25:50
Leg Locks From Half Guard - Why Leg Locks Should be the Centerpiece of Your Half Guard Game 36:28
Countering Half Guard Sit-out Situation - Thumb Post 41:30
Double Knee Lever 50:38
Butterfly Hook Counter 58:20
Reverse Underhook Counter 1:10:04

New Wave Jiu Jitsu: No Gi Half Guard 3 Directions of Attack by John Danaher

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The Most Sought After Grappling Coach On Earth - Professor John Danaher - Shows His Unique 3-Direction System For The New Wave Half Guard, Including The Sweeping, Leg Locking, And Retention Secrets That His Students Have Used To Dominate Elite Competition

  • Learn conceptually why the no-gi half guard is one of the favorites of John’s squad of athletes, including the MMA practicality.
  • This 8-volume series covers the 3 directions of attack, how to combine them, and which is the strongest of the 3 for your offensive focus.
  • See how to maintain the half guard against heavy pressure and get back on offense using simple and achievable mechanics.
  • Professor John Danaher has taught grappling and combat superstars like Gordon Ryan, Georges St. Pierre, Garry Tonon, and many more throughout his illustrious coaching career - with remarkable success with students of all levels of experience and athleticism.
  • Combine tight waists, single legs, body locks, knee shields, deep half, scorpions, knee levers, and more into one comprehensive and focused system for half guard mastery.                                                                                                                                                                                

Course Content

Volume 1

Introduction 0
Understanding New Wave Guard Play: 3 Key Insights 6:39
The 3 Reasons Why You Must Have a Strong Half Guard - Half guard is an excellent means of direct attack - From Bottom Position That Confers Some Advantages Over Conventional Guards 35:54
Half Guard Offers the Possiblity of Greater Connection So You Can Impose Bottom Position 37:38
Half Guard Allows Stronger Kuzushi Potential Because You Are Underneath Your Opponent's Center of Gravity 41:51
Half Guard is a True 3 Directional Guard 44:46
Half Guard is Halfway to Your Opponent's Back and Halfway to a Takedown 48:58
Half Guard is Well Adapted to a Transition to Mixed Martial Arts 51:24
Half Guard is Closely Related to the Skill of Pin Escapes 54:31
Half Guard Addresses the Fundamental Reality of Guard Play 57:48
Understanding Half Guard Position: The Fundamental Paradox of Half Guard 1:01:32
Resolving the Paradox: The Law of Outside Shoulder and Hip 1:03:25

Volume 2

The Path to Heaven: Making Half Guard Work for You - Knee Shield 0
Half Elbow Escape 6:37
Arm Frames 12:44
Kuzushi (Off Balancing) From Half Guard 23:24
Half Scissor Kuzushi 26:10
Half Butterfly Bump Kuzushi 28:18
Scoop Half Kuzushi 30:13
Scorpion Elevator Kuzushi 35:31
Half Butterfly Elevator Kuzushi 40:02
Knee Lever Kuzushi 43:02
Tight Waist Tilt Kuzushi 46:33
Windmill Kuzushi 48:48

Volume 3

Tight Waist Series - Getting to the Position 0
The Lower Leg Shift 4:53
The Tight Waist Roll Through 11:05
Ankle Pick 21:27
Pass Off Ankle Pick 25:43
Duck Under 29:16
Half Guard Body Lock - Body Lock Suck Back 34:28
Coming Up To Your Feet With a Body Lock 41:00
Outside Knee Pick 1:00:04
Inside Scoop Sweep (Navy) 1:04:02
Limp Arm 1:11:21
Cross Body Ride 1:20:41
Kosoto Circle 1:28:40

Volume 4

Tight Waist VS Whizzer Series - Understanding the Whizzer 0
The Circle Body Lock 13:53
Uki Goshi 16:38
Far Side Walk 19:01
Half Nelson Pin 23:02
Outside Scoop 26:20
Single Leg Series - The Differences Between Single Leg and Tight Waist 29:49
Understanding a Back Side Single Leg Finish 36:37
Back Side Single Leg From Half Guard 43:56
Back Side Single Leg Limp Arm 49:03
Forward Heist Mechanics 51:53
Front Side Single Leg Finishes From Half Guard 1:00:06
Half Guard Single Leg Coming Up To Your Feet 1:12:11
Hiza Gatame Series 1:20:35
The Rolling Hiza Gatame 1:39:24
Lower Leg Shift and Hiza Gatame 1:42:20

Volume 5

The Knee Lever Series - Mechanics 0
Knee Lever: Head Position 4:23
2 on 1 Wrist Knee Lever 8:23
Knee Lever 1 on 1 Grips 12:20
1 on 1 Scoop 15:08
The Knee Lever Creates Scrambles That You Always Win 17:39
Knee Lever with a Lat Post 23:28
Putting Your Opponent's Knee on the Mat 30:16
Elbow Lever 33:18
Forward Heist to Single Leg From Failed Knee Lever 36:08
Arm Drag From Failed Knee Lever 41:12
2 on 1 Elbow Post Knee Lever to the Back 44:29
Overhook Knee Levers - Overhook Sweep 49:36
Knee Lever as Entry to Tight Waist 55:55
Knee Lever to Butterfly Hook 1:00:53

Volume 6

The Elbow Escape Series - Mechanics of Elbow Escape 0
Special Study: Ude Gatame 16:03
Mechanics 19:28
Attacking Both Sides with Ude Gatame 31:05
The Relationship Between Ude Gatame and the Shoulder Crunch Sumi Gaeshi 35:59
Ude Gatame to Triangle 40:24
Ude Gatame Into Kimura 45:43
Ude Gatame to Juji Gatame 50:34
Ude Gatame Combined with Forward Shift 58:29
Scoop Scorpion Series 1:08:06
Scorpion Leg Pass 1:20:48
Scorpion Walk Around 1:25:25
Scorpion Hip Heist 1:32:52

Volume 7

Knee Shield Half Guard Entries - The Scoop Elevator 0
Different Variations of Attack 13:25
Attacking the Far Leg 18:48
Controlling Movement From the Scoop Grip 23:05
Spinning Around The Leg 29:34
Kani Basami 40:07
Butterfly Insertion 50:33
Ankle Pick Heel Hook Series 57:20
Ankle Pick to Irimi Ashi Garami 59:44
Ankle Pick Kani Basami 1:06:28
Half Butterfly Guard Series - Outside Elevator 1:13:53
Half Butterfly Guard Into Single Leg Cross Ashi Garami 1:25:50

Volume 8

Deep Half Guard Into Leg Locks - Inside Sankaku 0
50/50 From Deep Half Guard 7:10
Knee Lever Leg Lock Entries - Knee Lever and Outside Spin (Best Entry For Less Athletic/Older Athletes) 12:51
Knee Lever into Leg Locks from Disadvantageous Positions 25:50
Leg Locks From Half Guard - Why Leg Locks Should be the Centerpiece of Your Half Guard Game 36:28
Countering Half Guard Sit-out Situation - Thumb Post 41:30
Double Knee Lever 50:38
Butterfly Hook Counter 58:20
Reverse Underhook Counter 1:10:04

Enter Into Leg Locks Using Professor Danaher’s Innovative And Groundbreaking Ashi Garami Systems Lor Lower Body Submission Success!


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What Will You Learn?

Attack off your back with this system for no-gi half guard from Professor John Danaher, one of the most innovative and successful grappling coaches on Earth. With his New Wave half guard system, you’ll learn the techniques and strategies necessary for a strong offensive and defensive half guard game.

Across this eight volume series, learn Professor Danaher’s insights into what makes half guard unique, why your kuzushi can be stronger, what 3 directions to attack, and how to solve John’s infamous half guard paradox. Backed by solid conceptual understanding, add the techniques necessary to dominate the fight from half guard position with John’s detailed and thorough instruction style.

Professor John Danaher is one of the most popular and recognizable coaches in modern grappling, with students who have achieved at the highest levels of the sport using his innovative, groundbreaking systems. These are some of the same lessons that Professor Danaher has given students like Gordon Ryan, UFC Hall of Famer Georges St. Pierre, and Garry Tonon, now made available to students of all levels.

Use a diverse skillset to achieve your goals in half guard, with lessons on single legs, roll through sweeps, knee levers, deep half, ashi entries, and more, all combined for maximum effect against a resisting talented opponent.

So, What Exactly Do You Get?

PART 1

  • INTRODUCTION
  • UNDERSTANDING NEW WAVE GUARD PLAY: 3 KEY INSIGHTS
  • THE 3 REASONS WHY YOU MUST HAVE A STRONG HALF GUARD

  • HALF GUARD IS AN EXCELLENT MEANS OF DIRECT ATTACK
  • FROM BOTTOM POSITION THAT CONFERS SOME ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL GUARDS
  • HALF GUARD OFFERS THE POSSIBILITY OF GREATER CONNECTION SO YOU CAN IMPOSE BOTTOM POSITION
  • HALF GUARD ALLOWS STRONGER KUZUSHI POTENTIAL BECAUSE YOU ARE UNDERNEATH YOUR OPPONENT'S CENTER OF GRAVITY
  • HALF GUARD IS A TRUE 3 DIRECTIONAL GUARD
  • HALF GUARD IS HALFWAY TO YOUR OPPONENT'S BACK AND HALFWAY TO A TAKEDOWN
  • HALF GUARD IS WELL ADAPTED TO A TRANSITION TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
  • HALF GUARD IS CLOSELY RELATED TO THE SKILL OF PIN ESCAPES
  • HALF GUARD ADDRESSES THE FUNDAMENTAL REALITY OF GUARD PLAY
  • UNDERSTANDING HALF GUARD POSITION: THE FUNDAMENTAL PARADOX OF HALF GUARD
  • RESOLVING THE PARADOX: THE LAW OF OUTSIDE SHOULDER AND HIP
  • PART 2

    THE PATH TO HEAVEN: MAKING HALF GUARD WORK FOR YOU

  • KNEE SHIELD
  • HALF ELBOW ESCAPE
  • ARM FRAMES
  • KUZUSHI (OFF BALANCING) FROM HALF GUARD
  • HALF SCISSOR KUZUSHI
  • HALF BUTTERFLY BUMP KUZUSHI
  • SCOOP HALF KUZUSHI
  • SCORPION ELEVATOR KUZUSHI
  • HALF BUTTERFLY ELEVATOR KUZUSHI
  • KNEE LEVER KUZUSHI
  • TIGHT WAIST TILT KUZUSHI
  • WINDMILL KUZUSHI
  • PART 3

    TIGHT WAIST SERIES

  • GETTING TO THE POSITION
  • THE LOWER LEG SHIFT
  • THE TIGHT WAIST ROLL THROUGH
  • ANKLE PICK
  • PASS OFF ANKLE PICK
  • DUCK UNDER
  • HALF GUARD BODY LOCK

  • BODY LOCK SUCK BACK
  • COMING UP TO YOUR FEET WITH A BODY LOCK
  • OUTSIDE KNEE PICK
  • INSIDE SCOOP SWEEP (NAVY)
  • LIMP ARM
  • CROSS BODY RIDE
  • KOSOTO CIRCLE
  • PART 4

    TIGHT WAIST VS WHIZZER SERIES

  • UNDERSTANDING THE WHIZZER
  • THE CIRCLE BODY LOCK
  • UKI GOSHI
  • FAR SIDE WALK
  • HALF NELSON PIN
  • OUTSIDE SCOOP
  • SINGLE LEG SERIES

  • THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SINGLE LEG AND TIGHT WAIST
  • UNDERSTANDING A BACK SIDE SINGLE LEG FINISH
  • BACK SIDE SINGLE LEG FROM HALF GUARD
  • BACK SIDE SINGLE LEG LIMP ARM
  • FORWARD HEIST MECHANICS
  • FRONT SIDE SINGLE LEG FINISHES FROM HALF GUARD
  • HALF GUARD SINGLE LEG COMING UP TO YOUR FEET
  • HIZA GATAME SERIES
  • THE ROLLING HIZA GATAME
  • LOWER LEG SHIFT AND HIZA GATAME
  • PART 5

    THE KNEE LEVER SERIES

  • MECHANICS
  • KNEE LEVER: HEAD POSITION
  • 2 ON 1 WRIST KNEE LEVER
  • KNEE LEVER 1 ON 1 GRIPS
  • 1 ON 1 SCOOP
  • THE KNEE LEVER CREATES SCRAMBLES THAT YOU ALWAYS WIN
  • KNEE LEVER WITH A LAT POST
  • PUTTING YOUR OPPONENT'S KNEE ON THE MAT
  • ELBOW LEVER
  • FORWARD HEIST TO SINGLE LEG FROM FAILED KNEE LEVER
  • ARM DRAG FROM FAILED KNEE LEVER
  • 2 ON 1 ELBOW POST KNEE LEVER TO THE BACK
  • OVERHOOK KNEE LEVERS

  • OVERHOOK SWEEP
  • KNEE LEVER AS ENTRY TO TIGHT WAIST
  • KNEE LEVER TO BUTTERFLY HOOK
  • PART 6

    THE ELBOW ESCAPE SERIES

  • MECHANICS OF ELBOW ESCAPE
  • SPECIAL STUDY: UDE GATAME

  • MECHANICS
  • ATTACKING BOTH SIDES WITH UDE GATAME
  • THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UDE GATAME AND THE SHOULDER CRUNCH SUMI GAESHI
  • UDE GATAME TO TRIANGLE
  • UDE GATAME INTO KIMURA
  • UDE GATAME TO JUJI GATAME
  • UDE GATAME COMBINED WITH FORWARD SHIFT
  • SCOOP SCORPION SERIES

  • SCORPION LEG PASS
  • SCORPION WALK AROUND
  • SCORPION HIP HEIST
  • PART 7

    KNEE SHIELD HALF GUARD ENTRIES

  • THE SCOOP ELEVATOR
  • DIFFERENT VARIATIONS OF ATTACK
  • ATTACKING THE FAR LEG
  • CONTROLLING MOVEMENT FROM THE SCOOP GRIP
  • SPINNING AROUND THE LEG
  • KANI BASAMI
  • BUTTERFLY INSERTION
  • ANKLE PICK HEEL HOOK SERIES

  • ANKLE PICK TO IRIMI ASHI GARAMI
  • ANKLE PICK KANI BASAMI
  • HALF BUTTERFLY GUARD SERIES

  • OUTSIDE ELEVATOR
  • HALF BUTTERFLY GUARD INTO SINGLE LEG CROSS ASHI GARAMI
  • PART 8

    DEEP HALF GUARD INTO LEG LOCKS

  • INSIDE SANKAKU
  • 50/50 FROM DEEP HALF GUARD
  • KNEE LEVER LEG LOCK ENTRIES

  • KNEE LEVER AND OUTSIDE SPIN (BEST ENTRY FOR LESS ATHLETIC/OLDER ATHLETES)
  • KNEE LEVER INTO LEG LOCKS FROM DISADVANTAGES POSITIONS
  • LEG LOCKS FROM HALF GUARD

  • WHY LEG LOCKS SHOULD BE THE CENTERPIECE OF YOUR HALF GUARD GAME
  • COUNTERING HALF GUARD SIT-OUT POSITION

  • THUMB POST
  • DOUBLE KNEE LEVER
  • BUTTERFLY HOOK COUNTER
  • REVERSE UNDERHOOK COUNTER
  • $197


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