Visible Jiu Jitsu: The Half Guard System by Bruno Bastos
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- Secure half guard and begin layering on the attacks with Bruno’s battle-tested half guard sweeps, submissions, back takes, and MORE!
- Half guard is an ESSENTIAL position in Jiu-Jitsu and Bruno is known for having one of the best half guards of all time, especially against larger opponents!
- Keep your opponent at bay with unique grips and strategies that Bastos has crafted over his multi-decade career.
- Discover a variety of the most effective half guard variations including knee shield, deep half, 2 on 1 half guard, leg switch half guard, and reverse deep half!
- Develop a go-to system of attack from half guard with Bruno Bastos!
|SHIELD. Shield to recover close-guard||2:42|
|Shield to cross-choke||5:28|
|Shield to Ude-Gatame near arm||9:16|
|Shield to Ude-Gatame far arm||12:51|
|Shield to Triangle||17:43|
|Shield to half-lasso sweep||22:53|
|Shield to far sleeve hip bump sweep||28:46|
|Shield to far sleeve "Shaolin Sweep"||36:14|
|Shield to 2 on 1||42:07|
|2 ON 1. 2 on 1 to recover close-guard||0|
|2 on 1 to butterfly entry and sweep||3:32|
|2 on 1 to back taking||10:22|
|2 on 1 to Wrist-lock||14:45|
|2 on 1 Tripping the leg||19:41|
|TRIPPING THE LEG. Tripping the leg coming up||0|
|Tripping the leg coming up with back take||5:15|
|Tripping the leg coming up, locking the elbow||9:59|
|Tripping the leg + throw by||17:00|
|Tripping the leg to underhook||26:41|
|UNDERHOOK. Recovering close-guard||0|
|Lapel grip taking the back||4:45|
|Lapel grip rolling over||11:32|
|Underhook to butterfly sweep with grip variations||18:55|
|Transition to leg switch||28:37|
|THE LEG SWITCH. Mechanics of switching knee for leg switch||0|
|Leg switch coming up||3:47|
|Leg switch rolling over||8:27|
|Leg switch rolling over to the back||14:58|
|Leg switch to kneebar||20:06|
|Leg switch countering long step (back step) 1||25:41|
|Leg switch countering long step (back step) 2||31:03|
|Leg switch countering knee cut||40:04|
|Leg switch to deep half-guard||46:27|
|DEEP HALF-GUARD. The far leg belt control||0|
|The far leg Double lapel||5:13|
|The far leg Little chair||10:12|
|The far leg ZX||18:43|
|The far leg countering step over the head to back take or mount||24:52|
|The far leg push-up countering Ude-Gatame||34:10|
|The far leg countering the sprawl||42:41|
|The near leg rolling forward or backwards||47:40|
|REVERSE DEEP HALF-GUARD. Reverse deep half position||0|
|Hip control back roll||2:54|
|Bringing the leg over head to back roll||8:43|
|Transition to "Black X"||14:15|
|Transition to kneebar||18:53|
Take Your Half Guard To The Next Level With Bruno’s 7-Part Masterclass On The Half Guard!
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What Will You Learn?
The half guard is easily one of the most important positions in Jiu-Jitsu. Whether you choose to proactively utilize half guard or are forced into the position there is no doubt you will continuously encounter this classic position. Bruno Bastos is a multiple-time world champion and is known to possess one of the best half guards of all time! With this 7-part series, Bastos details how to successfully use the half guard to control, sweep, submit, and take your opponents back!
Bruno Bastos is a 5th-degree black belt with an ample amount of competition experience and is the founder of the LEAD jiu-jitsu association. He has sharpened his half guard skills over a multi-decade career that saw him reach the top of the podium at some of the toughest competitions in the sport! Half guard played a vital role in Bruno’s success and with this installment of Visible Jiu-Jitsu you’ll be able to learn the same battle-tested fundamentals, techniques, and concepts for the half guard!
Half guard comes in a wide range of varieties. Bastos details several of the most effective variations of half guard like half guard with an underhook, knee shield, 2 on 1, deep half, and more. Develop a complete half guard system by knowing how to set up sweeps and attacks from each position where Bruno brings his next-level insight. If you are looking for a go-to position to use when you are on the bottom, then a Bruno Bastos-approved half guard is for YOU!