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Make Z Guard Great Again by Craig Jones

Craig Jones is one of the most popular and in-demand instructors in the game today, with an exciting style that has secured him many elite wins and a teaching method that is detailed and thorough

  • Craig shows you the most common passes to z guard, then how to counter each one in turn so you can establish your guard for long periods of time.
  • Set up a strong and sticky half guard game that can help you move from submissions to sweeps as you defend against strong top players.
  • The Z guard is a dynamic half guard game that lets Craig set up triangles, kimura, arm locks, leg locks, and more - each one broken down in step-by-step detail for grapplers of all levels.
  • Lean how to transition in and out of Z guard so that you can make this a common and dependable part of your style, just like Craig does at the elite level of competition grappling.

Course Content

Volume 1

Introduction 0
Z-Guard Positioning 8:13
Z-Guard Retention 14:14
Developing a Dynamic Z-Guard 22:30

Volume 2

Passing Z-Guard - Intro to Passing Section 0
Hip Switch Pass 2:18
Hip Switch Counter 6:18
Headquarters 11:05
Dealing w/ Headquarters 14:24
Dr. Lachlan Giles (PhD/M.D./She/Her/Hers) Pass 19:28
Tackle Switch Counter 23:26
The Problem of the Weave Pass 30:27
Weave Pass Counters 44:39
Jason Rau: That Unassuming Bastard 52:19
Dealing with the Rau 57:34
Kit Dale Pass 59:44
Countering $&*^ Dale 1:06:09

Volume 3

Attacking from Z-Guard - Kimura Use Your Thumbs 0
Kimura to Armbar 9:10
Creating Movement 17:35
Belly Down Variation 20:39
Achilles Triangle 28:06
Achilles to front triangle 33:00
Yoko Ono Triangle 38:28

Volume 4

Choi Bar Set Up/Gripping Sequence 0
Choi Bar 6:45
Best Way to Develop an Armbar 15:02
Choi Bar Triangle 25:49
Baiting the Triangle 29:40
Omoplata 44:45
Omoplata to Armbar 57:07
Omoplata to the Legs 1:02:00

Volume 5

K Guard Back Take 0
Single Leg X Entry 4:50
Sweep First Submit Second 12:15
The Flagpole Grip 20:00
Basic reap 25:15
Some Flashy Bull$&@* 31:51
Crab to Cross Ashi (the fun type of crab) 38:15
Floating Z 42:30
Standing Ashi Overview 47:26

Volume 6

Transitioning from Z-Guard - Kneeling Opponent 0
Standing Opponent 9:15
The 3 Key Battles 13:21
Going Through the Whizzer 22:23
Going With The Whizzer 31:01
Whizzer Plan B 36:48
Reinforced Half Guard 40:39

Make Z Guard Great Again by Craig Jones

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Craig Jones is one of the most popular and in-demand instructors in the game today, with an exciting style that has secured him many elite wins and a teaching method that is detailed and thorough

  • Craig shows you the most common passes to z guard, then how to counter each one in turn so you can establish your guard for long periods of time.
  • Set up a strong and sticky half guard game that can help you move from submissions to sweeps as you defend against strong top players.
  • The Z guard is a dynamic half guard game that lets Craig set up triangles, kimura, arm locks, leg locks, and more - each one broken down in step-by-step detail for grapplers of all levels.
  • Lean how to transition in and out of Z guard so that you can make this a common and dependable part of your style, just like Craig does at the elite level of competition grappling.

Course Content

Volume 1

Introduction 0
Z-Guard Positioning 8:13
Z-Guard Retention 14:14
Developing a Dynamic Z-Guard 22:30

Volume 2

Passing Z-Guard - Intro to Passing Section 0
Hip Switch Pass 2:18
Hip Switch Counter 6:18
Headquarters 11:05
Dealing w/ Headquarters 14:24
Dr. Lachlan Giles (PhD/M.D./She/Her/Hers) Pass 19:28
Tackle Switch Counter 23:26
The Problem of the Weave Pass 30:27
Weave Pass Counters 44:39
Jason Rau: That Unassuming Bastard 52:19
Dealing with the Rau 57:34
Kit Dale Pass 59:44
Countering $&*^ Dale 1:06:09

Volume 3

Attacking from Z-Guard - Kimura Use Your Thumbs 0
Kimura to Armbar 9:10
Creating Movement 17:35
Belly Down Variation 20:39
Achilles Triangle 28:06
Achilles to front triangle 33:00
Yoko Ono Triangle 38:28

Volume 4

Choi Bar Set Up/Gripping Sequence 0
Choi Bar 6:45
Best Way to Develop an Armbar 15:02
Choi Bar Triangle 25:49
Baiting the Triangle 29:40
Omoplata 44:45
Omoplata to Armbar 57:07
Omoplata to the Legs 1:02:00

Volume 5

K Guard Back Take 0
Single Leg X Entry 4:50
Sweep First Submit Second 12:15
The Flagpole Grip 20:00
Basic reap 25:15
Some Flashy Bull$&@* 31:51
Crab to Cross Ashi (the fun type of crab) 38:15
Floating Z 42:30
Standing Ashi Overview 47:26

Volume 6

Transitioning from Z-Guard - Kneeling Opponent 0
Standing Opponent 9:15
The 3 Key Battles 13:21
Going Through the Whizzer 22:23
Going With The Whizzer 31:01
Whizzer Plan B 36:48
Reinforced Half Guard 40:39

Master The Knee Shield Half Guard With No-Gi Grappling’s Favorite Runner-Up Craig Jones, As This ADCC Medalist Shows You His System For Developing A Dynamic & Modern Z Guard

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What Will You Learn?

Are you ready to take your no-gi half guard to the next level? ADCC Runner-Up & submission grappling bon vivant Craig Jones is here with BJJ Fanatics to show you everything you need to know to develop a Z guard that you can rely on, with attacks, defense, transitions, and more that he has made a signature part of his game against elite competition. Learn some of the same secrets he’s used in his successful career on this six-volume series as Craig takes you through his system of attack for his favorite guard.

The Z guard/knee shield offers a lot of diverse pathways for offense in submission grappling, with options for armbars, kimuras, choi bars, triangles and more. Craig shows some of his favorite and most effective entries into leg locks, including how he gets into cross ashi, backside heel hooks, and outside heel hooks for some of his most common fight-finishing techniques. Turn your half guard into a minefield of submission threats using Craig’s help.

Develop a real Z guard that can withstand pressure and attack as Craig explains all of the most common passes that you’ll see against the knee shield, and then exactly how to counter them so you can stay in good position. It’s not enough to get a good guard, you have to keep it - so learning these maintenance tips can make a huge difference in your game with counters to weave passes, pressure, HQ passing, and more.

Across six full volumes, Craig delivers a winning system that creates one unified plan of attack from his best guard. The Z guard is one of the most effective and modern positions in no-gi, because of the connection and diversity of offense, and now it can be yours on this series from one of the best in the game.

 

So, What Exactly Do You Get?

PART 1

  • INTRODUCTION
  • Z-GUARD POSITIONING
  • Z-GUARD RETENTION
  • DEVELOPING A DYNAMIC Z-GUARD
  • PART 2

    PASSING Z-GUARD

  • INTRO TO PASSING SECTION
  • HIP SWITCH PASS
  • HIP SWITCH COUNTER
  • HEADQUARTERS
  • DEALING W/ HEADQUARTERS
  • DR. LACHLAN GILE (PHD/M.D./SHE/HER/HERS) PASS
  • TACKLE SWITCH COUNTER
  • THE PROBLEM OF THE WEAVE PASS
  • WEAVE PASS COUNTERS
  • JASON RAU: THAT UNASSUMING BASTARD
  • DEALING WITH THE RAU
  • KIT DALE PASS
  • COUNTERING $&*^ DALE
  • PART 3

    ATTACKING FROM Z-GUARD

  • KIMURA USE YOUR THUMBS
  • KIMURA TO ARMBAR
  • CREATING MOVEMENT
  • BELLY DOWN VARIATION
  • ACHILLES TRIANGLE
  • ACHILLES TO FRONT TRIANGLE
  • YOKO ONO TRIANGLE
  • PART 4

  • CHOI BAR SET UP/GRIPPING SEQUENCE
  • CHOI BAR
  • BEST WAY TO DEVELOP AN ARMBAR
  • CHOI BAR TRIANGLE
  • BAITING THE TRIANGLE
  • OMOPLATA
  • OMOPLATA TO ARMBAR
  • OMOPLATA TO THE LEGS
  • PART 5

  • K GUARD BACK TAKE
  • SINGLE LEG X ENTRY
  • SWEEP FIRST SUBMIT SECONDS
  • THE FLAGPOLE GRIP
  • BASIC REAP
  • SOME FLASHLY BULL$&@*
  • CRAB TO CROSS ASHI (THE FUN TYPE OF CRAB)
  • FLOATING Z
  • STANDING ASHI OVERVIEW
  • PART 6

    TRANSITIONING FROM Z-GUARD

  • KNEELING OPPONENT
  • STANDING OPPONENT
  • THE 3 KEY BATTLES
  • GOING THROUGH THE WHIZZER
  • GOING WITH THE WHIZZER
  • WHIZZER PLAN B
  • REINFORCED HALF GUARD
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