Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Beginner
Watched Safe Clinch From Cruzado Tani Oshi
Safe Clinch From Cruzado Tani Oshi
BJJ is one of the world’s most effective disciplines…
Watched Choke From Open Guard
Choke From Open Guard
Playing the open guard from the bottom position opens…
Watched Juji Gatame From Guard
Juji Gatame From Guard
From the bottom guard position you can attack for…
Watched Half Guard Pass Variation
Half Guard Pass Variation
A fundamental progression from the top position in BJJ…
Watched Kimura
Kimura
The Kimura is one of the most effective armlock…
Watched Side Control To Mount Transition
Side Control To Mount Transition
Side control is one of the dominant positions in…
Watched 7 Drills To Improve Guard
7 Drills To Improve Guard
The development of a strong guard is a skill…
Watched 8 Essential BJJ Sweeps
8 Essential BJJ Sweeps
From the bottom position in BJJ, the objective is…
Watched BJJ Drill Series
BJJ Drill Series
In order to truly master a technique requires time…
Watched Single Leg Defense Drill
Single Leg Defense Drill
Speed drills are one of the most effective tools…
Watched Knee On Belly Drill
Knee On Belly Drill
Speed drills are one of the most effective tools…
Watched Arm Bar From Side Control
Arm Bar From Side Control
The armbar is one of the quintessential submission holds…
Watched Guard Pass Speed Drill
Guard Pass Speed Drill
Speed drills are one of the most effective tools…
Watched Side Control Transition
Side Control Transition
The side control position is one of the dominant…
Watched Recover The Guard From Double Underhooks Pass
Recover The Guard From Double Underhooks Pass
Developing a strong guard is one of the key…
Watched Over Under Guard Pass
Over Under Guard Pass
The objective from the top position is to pass…
Watched Open Guard Pass
Open Guard Pass
The objective from the top position is to pass…
Watched Hip Escape Drill Backward Forward
Hip Escape Drill Backward Forward
Effectively managing the distance between you and your opponent…
Watched Safe Clinch From Cruzado Tani Otoshi
Safe Clinch From Cruzado Tani Otoshi
Defend against an attacker intent on striking you by…
Watched Half Guard to Hook Sweep
Half Guard to Hook Sweep
The half guard is a useful transitional position used…
Watched Arm Bar From Guard
Arm Bar From Guard
The “arm bar” is a straight arm lock that…
Watched Arm Lock From Guard #2
Arm Lock From Guard #2
The “arm bar” is a straight arm lock that…
Watched Break The Guard To Stand Up
Break The Guard To Stand Up
It is difficult to attack a person who uses…
Watched Bull Fight Pass To Knee On Belly
Bull Fight Pass To Knee On Belly
When passing the guard it is important to control…
Watched Collar Choke From Close Guard
Collar Choke From Close Guard
The collar choke involves manipulating the jacket or gi…
Watched Defense Against Jab To Double Leg Takedown
Defense Against Jab To Double Leg Takedown
Defend against an opponent intent on striking you by…
Watched Double Leg Takedown With Gi Grips
Double Leg Takedown With Gi Grips
An opponent may attempt to restrict your movement by…
Watched Elbow Escape From Side Control - Mount
Elbow Escape From Side Control - Mount
The elbow escape is one of the most important…
Watched Elbow Escape From Side Control
Elbow Escape From Side Control
The elbow escape is one of the most important…
Watched Elbow Escape
Elbow Escape
The elbow escape is one of the most important…
Watched Elevator Sweep
Elevator Sweep
Using the guard to unbalance an opponent can create…
Watched Escape From Bear Hug
Escape From Bear Hug
In this lesson, an attacker stands behind you and…
Watched Escape From Side Control - Leg Over
Escape From Side Control - Leg Over
The elbow escape from bottom position can create many…
Watched Guard Pass Variation
Guard Pass Variation
When passing the guard it is important to control…
Watched Guard Pass With Double Underhooks
Guard Pass With Double Underhooks
Another important skill for passing guard is stacking your…
Watched Head Lock Escape To Roll Back
Head Lock Escape To Roll Back
In this head lock escape series, an attacker pins…
Watched Head Lock Escape To Arm Bar
Head Lock Escape To Arm Bar
In this head lock escape series, an attacker pins…
Watched Head Lock Escape To Takedown
Head Lock Escape To Takedown
In this head lock escape series, an attacker stands…
Watched Head Lock Escape To Turtle Position - Police Lock
Head Lock Escape To Turtle Position - Police Lock
In this head lock escape series, an attacker pins…
Watched Head Lock Escape With Police Lock
Head Lock Escape With Police Lock
In this head lock escape series, an attacker stands…
Watched Lapel Choke From Side Control
Lapel Choke From Side Control
The lapel choke is another gi submission that involves…
Watched Osotogari
Osotogari
An important skill which gives you a great advantage…
Watched Pendulum Sweep
Pendulum Sweep
From the guard position, skillful movement of the hips…
Watched Pull To Close Guard
Pull To Close Guard
The “guard” position, when used correctly, can allow a…
Watched Scissor Sweep Variation
Scissor Sweep Variation
Using the guard to unbalance an opponent can create…
Watched Single Leg Takedown
Single Leg Takedown
An important skill which gives you great advantage in…
Watched Spider Guard Drill
Spider Guard Drill
Another style for controlling your opponent from the guard…
Watched Spider Guard To Scissor Sweep
Spider Guard To Scissor Sweep
The spider guard allows great control of your opponent’s…
Watched Spider Guard To Spring Sweep
Spider Guard To Spring Sweep
The spider guard not only provides excellent control of…
Watched Standing Guillotine Escape To North-South Position
Standing Guillotine Escape To North-South Position
The guillotine choke is when an opponent pulls your…
Watched Standing Rear Choke Defense
Standing Rear Choke Defense
In this lesson, an attacker stands behind you and…
Watched Tomoenage To Mount Position
Tomoenage To Mount Position
Commonly an attacker in top position will lean down…
Watched Tomoenage
Tomoenage
Commonly an attacker in top position will lean down…
Watched Turtle Position Escape To Side Control
Turtle Position Escape To Side Control
Learning to escape from potentially vulnerable positions gives a…
Watched Turtle Position Escape Variation
Turtle Position Escape Variation
Learning to escape from potentially vulnerable positions gives a…
Watched Upa Escape
Upa Escape
In a fight there are few positions that are…
Watched Amassa Pao Choke
Amassa Pao Choke
The amassa pao choke is a simple choke using…
Watched Circling The Leg Drill
Circling The Leg Drill
Developing an impassable guard takes time and practice. By…
Watched Defense Against Amassa Pao
Defense Against Amassa Pao
Learn to defend against the amassa pao choke without…
Watched Defense Against Double Ankle Grab Sweep
Defense Against Double Ankle Grab Sweep
From a top position, it is important that you…
Watched Defense Against Single Hand Label Grip
Defense Against Single Hand Label Grip
Learn to defend against a standing attacker who grips…
Watched Defense Against Standing Rear Choke
Defense Against Standing Rear Choke
An attacker stands behind you and grabs you in…
Watched Defense Against Standing Side Headlock
Defense Against Standing Side Headlock
An attacker stands beside you and holds you in…
Watched Defense Against The Front Bear Hug
Defense Against The Front Bear Hug
An attacker grips you around the chest in a…
Watched Defense Against The Shoulder Grab
Defense Against The Shoulder Grab
An attacker stands facing you and grips your shoulder.…
Watched Defense Against Throat Grab
Defense Against Throat Grab
An attacker stands facing you and grabs your throat.…
Watched Double Leg Sweep To Armbar
Double Leg Sweep To Armbar
Using the guard to unbalance an opponent not only…
Watched Escape From Single Handed Wrist Grab
Escape From Single Handed Wrist Grab
An aggressor grabs your wrist with a strong palm…
Watched Escape From Single Handed Wrist Grab - Palm Down
Escape From Single Handed Wrist Grab - Palm Down
An aggressor grabs your wrist with a strong palm…
Watched Escape From Two Handed Wrist Grab
Escape From Two Handed Wrist Grab
An aggressor grabs your wrist with two hands. In…
Watched Ezekiel Choke
Ezekiel Choke
The ezekiel choke is a very strong submission technique…
Watched Rear Naked Choke
Rear Naked Choke
The rear naked choke is one of the most…
Watched Sliding Collar Choke
Sliding Collar Choke
The sliding collar choke is an efficient gi choke…
Watched The Guillotine Choke
The Guillotine Choke
The guillotine choke is a fundamental submission hold that…
Watched Under Arm Collar Choke
Under Arm Collar Choke
The under arm collar choke is another highly effective…
Watched Front Lapel Stranglehold
Front Lapel Stranglehold
The collar choke involves manipulating the jacket or gi…
Watched Collar Choke From Full Mount Position
Collar Choke From Full Mount Position
The collar choke can be applied from multiple positions.…
Watched Defense Against Two Handed Front Choke
Defense Against Two Handed Front Choke
The two-handed front choke is a common street attack…
Watched Double Attack From Full Mount Position
Double Attack From Full Mount Position
When attacking the neck with the collar choke from…
Watched Passing The Guard Scissor Step
Passing The Guard Scissor Step
When passing the guard it is important to methodically…
Watched Passing The Half Guard Sit Back
Passing The Half Guard Sit Back
As you and your training partners improve at both…
Watched Passing The Guard Underhook
Passing The Guard Underhook
Another important skill for passing guard is stacking your…

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.  In this video, BJJ champion Gamal Hassan teaches a half guard pass into side control.