Blue Belt Stripe 4: Chapter 4: Half Guard

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Chapter 4 of the Blue Belt Stripe 4 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 30: Waiter Sweep (4.1 Half Guard Bottom)

To add to our balance manipulation mastery skills from the bottom of the half guard, we introduce the Waiter Sweep. This sweep works in perfect combination with the deep half guard sweeps you alrea...

Lesson 31: Sitting Pass Counters (4.1 Half Guard Bottom)

There is nothing more demoralizing than being trapped beneath a training partner with solid head control. This is what makes the sitting pass from the half guard so difficult to counter. In this le...

Lesson 32: Sneaky Passes (4.2 Half Guard Top)

Passing the half guard can be a nightmare against a savvy training partner. In this lesson we will teach you two Sneaky Passes that violate the traditional “rules” of half guard passing...

Lesson 33: Guillotine Mastery (4.2 Half Guard Top)

The Guillotine can be applied from virtually anywhere, and the half guard is no exception. When you are on top half and your opponent establishes a deep underhook, they are giving you the perfect o...