2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep.51: Leg Ride Half Guard Pass

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep.51: Leg Ride Half Guard Pass

Throughout my competition BJJ career, top of half guard is probably the most common position I find myself in. This probably due to the fact I normally play on top and I love a good knee slide. As a result, I understand how important the underhook is to half guard play. The underhook is life […]

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep 29: Back Step Half Guard Pass

2 Minute Jiu Jitsu Ep 29: Back Step Half Guard Pass

When you’re fighting an opponent who’s playing half guard, stop them from establishing a strong underhook. If your opponent gets the underhook, they will be able to sweep and submit you. While preventing your opponent from getting the underhook is always going to be the best option, if you lose the underhook battle, all is […]

Weave Half Guard Pass

Weave Half Guard Pass

One of the keys to successfully passing or attacking from the half guard is the under hook. On a fundamental level, whoever controls the under hook in half guard has the advantage. If the Jiu Jitsu player on the bottom has the under hook, they’ll be able to get underneath their opponent and sweep or […]