Blue Belt Stripe 2: Chapter 4: Half Guard

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Chapter 4 of the Blue Belt Stripe 2 Course features four lessons which are broken down into two sections: Half Guard Bottom and Half Guard Top. It is essential that you complete the lessons in the prescribed sequence or else you will have difficulty executing the Rapid Mastery Drills and the Focus Sparring Exercises featured at the end of each lesson. Once you complete all four lessons, it is highly recommended that you start over and cycle through them at least two more times before moving on to the next chapter. To get total access to this chapter and all other Gracie University courses, including bonus Gracie Breakdowns and Narrated Sparring Videos, click here to start your 5-day Free Trial!


Chapter Lessons (4)

Lesson 31: Basic Sweep Chain (Ch4.1: Half Guard Bottom)

In Gracie Combatives, you learned how to neutralize punches from the half guard using basic head control and punch-safe arm positioning. In the Blue Belt Stripe 1 Course, you learned how to use the...

Lesson 32: Butterfly Half Guard (Ch4.1: Half Guard Bottom)

You’ve learned to use the butterfly hook to recompose guard and to execute some basic elevator sweeps. Now, it’s time to take it to the next level. The butterfly half guard is a dynamic variation o...

Lesson 33: Tripod Pass Extras (Ch4.2: Half Guard Top)

The tripod pass is one of the simplest and most reliable ways to pass the half guard. In this lesson, we will introduce two new variations of this powerful pass that you can use to neutralize the o...

Lesson 34: Reverse Half Guard Pass (Ch4.2: Half Guard Top)

If your opponent establishes the underhook from the bottom of the half guard, you can use the basic sitting half guard procedures to neutralize their sweeps and achieve the pass. If, however, they ...