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Why The Half Guard IS Good For Self-Defense, MMA, and BJJ
The half guard has long been one of the most popular guards in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, and Self-Defense.  Since the creation of Ji...

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The Stages of Half Guard Development
Half guard has recently become one of the most popular positions for all levels of BJJ practitioner.  There are a number of stages of development t...

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How To Make Your Half Guard Top Notch
So…you have finally decided to work on your half guard. You see some of the absolute baddest dudes in Jiu Jitsu with killer half guards. Bernardo F...

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Is Half Guard Really Simple?
The half guard has long been seen as the “simple” guard, “lazy” guard and even “old man” guard.  The question we ask today is, is the half guard re...

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Three Principles for a Simple and Effective Half Guard
The half guard is one of the first guards you learn.  The half guard may be the simplest and most effective guard in bjj.  It is one of the best gu...

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How To Smash The Half Guard
The half guard is one of the first guards that many Brazilian Jiu Jitus practitioners are introduced to, therefore, it has become an extremely comm...

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The Zany Z-Guard
There is a style of guard play that has become extremely popular in recent years in jiu jitsu, the Z-Guard.  The Z-Guard is a position in which the...

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Dealing With The Whizzer From Half Guard
So you want to play half guard? Well you better find a good way of dealing with the Whizzer.  Half guard is one of the most popular guards in Brazi...

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The Three Kings of Half Guard
Half guard is one of the fundamental positions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  In the early times of bjj the half guard was considered by many, merely a t...

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5 tips to improve your half guard
MENU HOME BERNARDO'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL 5 Tips To Improve Your Half Guard  Bernardo Faria's Tips To ...

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The Unsung Hero of a Good Half Guard
Full mastery of a BJJ position can require so much study and breakdown of the sometimes dozens of minute elements that make up the successful execu...

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So You Want to Try Some Z Guard?
The history and development of jiu jitsu can have some very interesting parallels to one's personal development.  In the beginning, most beginners ...

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Two Simple and Effective Deep Half Guard Sweeps
Do you even Deep Half?  Deep half guard is one of the best guards in the world.  Although it is not extremely popular, there has been high level bl...

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Deep Half Guard Sweep Pro Move Variation
Anyone that is a little guy in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu should become very friendly with the deep half guard. Deep half allows a smaller practitioner t...

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