Friday, July 15, 2005

BJJ Move #32: A Half Guard Pass

Here's a standard half guard pass.

WARNING! These techniques could result in serious injury or death if practiced incorrectly or even if performed correctly. They should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.

Half Guard Pass:
-reversal
-basic

You are on top in your opponent's half guard with your right leg trapped inside his legs.
First, pin his shoulders and left arm—-hold his head in the crook of your left arm, leaning weight on his head with your shoulder, holding his left arm from underneath (underhooked) with your right arm.
Circle out to the left (clockwise) on your toes so his right thigh goes flat against the ground.
Now hook your left instep into his right thigh and raise your butt up, walking your right foot up towards your head while keeping that leg to extract your right knee/leg.
Take the cross side or mount. This is the best escape for vale tudo ("anything goes," no rules fighting), as it keeps his hands from hitting you while you escape.

2 comments:

The Litvak said...
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Jack Roy said...

Aww... "comment deleted." And I wanted to see who on earth decided to comment on the Litvak's crazy jiu jitsu posts.

Frankly, I'm really curious what response these posts cound engender.

"Pshaw. Your warning is totally unwarranted, Litvak. I tried the 'neck and shoulder pretzel twirl' on my skank stepdaughter, and ain't nothin' changed with her. Maybe a little bit more of a whiny brat, in fact."

But alas---comment deleted. We shall never know.