3 Knee Bars From Half Guard

The purpose of a knee bar is to hyperextend the knee. This is accomplished by trapping your opponent’s leg in between your legs, and securing it with your arms so that your opponent’s kneecap is pointing towards your body. You then apply pressure with your hips to hyperextend the knee. In this video, BJJ…

Knee Bar Variation From Half Guard

In order to be effective from the top position, you must be able to attack for a wide range of submissions.  From the half guard, there are a variety of attacks you can use depending upon how your opponent defends.  In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches a knee…

Knee Bar From Half Guard

Leg locks are some of the most effective and deadly submissions in BJJ. There are many different variations and positions for leg locks. The development of a strong leg lock arsenal is very advantageous for all BJJ practitioners. In this video, BJJ World Champion Bruno Pucci teaches a knee bar…

Shoulder Lock From Top Half Guard

There are many inventive ways to manipulate the BJJ uniform in order to control your opponent and create submission opportunities. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates how to use the lapel to set-up a shoulder lock from the top half guard position.

Taking The Back From Half Guard

From the top position in half guard, the most common attack is to pass the guard to obtain either side control or full mount. While this is effective, an advanced BJJ student also has the ability to vary their attack so as to remain unpredictable. In this video, BJJ World…

Guard Pass Dragging The Leg Variation

The leg drag guard pass is an effective technique for passing an opponent’s open guard. In this video, BJJ World Champion Alex Silva demonstrates a leg drag guard pass variation for when the opponent retains half guard.

Lapel Choke From Top Half Guard

There are many inventive ways to manipulate the BJJ uniform in order to control your opponent and create submission opportunities. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates how to set-up a lapel choke variation from the top half guard position.

Tornado Sweep

The tornado guard can be described as a variety of inverted half guard positions. It is most commonly used as an unorthodox method for sweeping an opponent and setting up submissions for sport BJJ. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates a tornado guard sweep.

Tornado Guard Spin

The tornado guard can be described as a variety of inverted half guard positions. It is most commonly used as an unorthodox method for sweeping an opponent and setting up submissions for sport BJJ. In this video, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates a tornado guard sweep to set up…

Reverse Half Guard Transition to Back Control

Back control is one of the most dominant positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There are many advanced methods for transitioning to the back that can catch your opponent by surprise. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates a method for transitioning to back control from the bottom…

Leg Attack From Top Position

From the top half guard position, your opponent will commonly have their attention focused on preventing the guard pass and trying to sweep you. You can use this moment of opportunity to attack with a leg lock. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates a leg…

Guard Pass Controlling The Legs

When passing the guard it is important to control an opponent’s legs and hips to prevent them from regaining full guard. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a method for passing the half guard when an opponent blocks your initial attempt to establish side control.

X-Guard Sweep Variation

The X Guard is a form of open guard where your body is positioned beneath your opponent to allow significant control of your opponent’s legs and balance. The X Guard allows you to efficiently trap and control the legs to destabilize and sweep them. In this video, BJJ World Champion…

Top Half Guard Position to Back Control

From the top position in half guard, the most common, or orthodox, attack is to pass the guard to obtain side control or full mount. However, an advanced BJJ student has the ability to mix the orthodox with the unorthodox in order to catch their opponent by surprise. In this…

Butterfly Guard To X Guard Transition

The X Guard is a form of guard where your entire body is positioned between your opponent’s legs. The X Guard allows you to efficiently trap and control the legs of your opponent to destabilize and sweep them. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates how to transition…

Deep Half Guard To X Guard Transition

The X Guard is a form of guard where your entire body is positioned between your opponent’s legs. The X Guard allows you to efficiently trap and control the legs of your opponent to destabilize and sweep them. In this video, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates how…