The Half Butterfly Guard Starts From a Very Bad Position, But Once You Know The Secrets You Can Chain Together Multiple Series Of Attacks That Your Opponent Can't Stop. Works For Old Guys, Young Guys, Gi - No Gi... You Need This In Your Arsenal...
In this video series Tom is going to let you in on one of his best kept secrets, his half butterfly system.
The half butterfly is one of the most under utilized positions there is. When people think of the half guard they think of the traditional half guard, the knee shield, the Z guard, and the deep half guard, everyone forgets about the half butterfly.. Except for Tom.
The half butterfly is one of the best ways to produce leverage against the stronger and bigger guys, with the hybrid combination of a butterfly hook and half guard you are able to elevate your opponents with ease.
The half butterfly is also one of the safest positions to play in gi and no gi when there are foot locks. It maintains the most important principle needed to be safe: inside leg control.
When you play the half butterfly you maintain inside leg control and it is next to impossible for your opponent to attack your legs.
Tom has to have a guard like this because he is constantly rolling with the young up and coming savages like Gordon Ryan, Garry Tonon, Nicky Ryan and the rest of the Danaher Death Squad.
This is his secret to being virtually impossible to leg lock. Not only does this position allow him the safety of evading leg locks, he also has countless entries to different leg locks and leg entanglements like the saddle, the honey hole, ashi garami, outside ashi and more.