Half Guard Pass Variation

A fundamental progression from the top position in BJJ is from guard to half guard to side control.  If you are able to secure the half guard position on your opponent, there are a wide range of specific half guard passes that can be utilised dependent upon your opponent’s defense.…

Half Guard to Hook Sweep

The half guard is a useful transitional position used commonly to defend as well as attack. From the half guard position, the hook sweep enables the person on bottom to rotate their opponent onto their back and transition to a dominant across-side top position. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira demonstrates.

Elbow Escape

The elbow escape is one of the most important moves from the bottom position. By using efficient movement of the hips in coordination with the arms, it can be used many ways to escape an opponent’s hold and improve your position. From the bottom in mount, BJJ World Champion Leandro…