Blue Belt Stripe 3: Chapter 4: Half Guard

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Chapter 4 of the Blue Belt Stripe 3 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 29: Deep Half Guard (Ch4.1: Half Guard Bottom)

Of all the half guard strategies in jiu-jitsu, the Deep Half Guard ranks as one of the lowest on the “street applicability” scale. But, when it comes to energy efficiency and effectiveness against ...

Lesson 30: Z-Half Guard (Ch4.1: Half Guard Bottom)

The Z-Half Guard is a dynamic variation of the half guard that provides reliable punch protection and several opportunities for reversals and submissions. We will teach you to use a knee shield to ...

Lesson 31: Deep Half Passes (Ch4.2: Half Guard Top)

Even though its street applicability is limited, the Deep Half Guard is highly effective and increasingly popular. Now that you have explored the Deep Half Guard sweeps, it’s time to learn how to s...

Lesson 32: Z-Half Passes (Ch4.2: Half Guard Top)

The primary benefit of the Z-Half Guard is that it provides the user with a high degree of distance control from the bottom of the fight. To pass the Z-Half, you must close the distance established...