Blue Belt Stripe 1: Chapter 4: Half Guard

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Chapter 4 of the Blue Belt Stripe 1 Course features 6 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 six 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 (6)

Lesson 30: Guard Recovery (Ch4.1: Half Guard Bottom)

Although you will learn many sweeps and even some submission strategies from the bottom of the half guard, against a larger street opponent, the most important skill is that of being able to recomp...

Lesson 31: Take the Back (Ch4.1: Half Guard Bottom)

One of the primary benefits of utilizing the half guard is the ease with which you can transition to your opponent’s back. In this lesson we will discuss the important role that underhooks and eff...

Lesson 32: Elevator Sweep (Ch4.1: Half Guard Bottom)

You’ve learned the Elevator Sweep from the guard, now you’re ready to learn its half guard equivalent. Anytime your opponent drapes their body over yours and lowers their hips to the ground to set ...

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

If you find yourself in your opponent’s half guard, your first objective should be to neutralize sweeps and prevent them from recomposing the guard. Once that is taken care of, you need to pass th...

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

If your opponent is able to establish the underhook from the bottom of the half guard, it can be dangerous for you to stay on your knees since it may allow for sweeps or a back mount transition. Fo...

Lesson 35: Three-Quarter Guard Pass (Ch4.2: Half Guard Top)

If your opponent is able to escape their knee from the bottom of the half guard, they end up in what we call the three-quarter guard. From there, they will fight to free their foot and put you in ...