Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 10 - Crucifix Reverse Omoplata or Lapel Choke from Turtle Position

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 10 - Crucifix Reverse Omoplata or Lapel Choke from Turtle Position

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Gordo teaches one of his favorite submissions from the top turtle position. In this lesson he sets up a classic lapel choke or a reverse omoplata from the turtle position.

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 9 - Palm Up Palm Down Choke from Half Guard

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 9 - Palm Up Palm Down Choke from Half Guard

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Gordo teaches how to set up the palm up palm down choke from the top half guard position. We set our grips from the top and let our opponent sweep us to finish the choke from the bottom.

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 8 - Palm Up Palm Down Collar Choke from the Mount

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 8 - Palm Up Palm Down Collar Choke from the Mount

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Gordo teaches the classic palm up palm down collar choke from the mount. He explains that a lot of people don't use the mount even though it's a highly dominant position because it can be difficult to learn how to control your opponent from the position. Gordo walks us through how to distribute your weight while setting up the choke and how to use our head to post on the ground to stop our opponent from bumping us off the mount.

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 7 - Countering Knee Cross Pass from Half Guard with Plan B or Back Take

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 7 - Countering Knee Cross Pass from Half Guard with Plan B or Back Take

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Gordo teaches how to defend against and counter the knee cross pass from the half guard position. It's important to not let your opponent dominate the inside arm and we establish a grip either on the knee or on the lapel to prevent them from lifting the arm up to flatten your body. Once in position, bump your opponent up with your knee to destabilize their base and either go for their back or roll over for the plan b sweep.

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 6 - Helio Gracie Choke from Half Guard

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 6 - Helio Gracie Choke from Half Guard

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Gordo teaches how to set up the palm up palm up Helio Gracie collar choke from the half guard position. Often times your opponent may overlook your cross collar grip and attempt to pass on the outside anyways. In this case, set your other hand for the choke and make them pay the price for their negligence.

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 5 - Kimura from the Half Guard

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 5 - Kimura from the Half Guard

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You can catch the kimura from the half guard position but it's important to attack the arm with a strong hip bump to make the submission harder to defend. Going light on the hip bump will allow your opponent to pull their arm out before you can finish the submission.

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 4 - Failed Plan B Rollover to Single Leg Sweep from Half Guard

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 4 - Failed Plan B Rollover to Single Leg Sweep from Half Guard

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Often times when you go for the plan B rollover sweep, your opponent will post their leg on the ground making it hard to reach the leg to go for the plan B rollover sweep. In this situation, transition immediately and underhook the leg to go for a single leg to finish the sweep.

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 3 - Plan B Rollover Sweep from Half Guard

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 3 - Plan B Rollover Sweep from Half Guard

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We continue our half guard attacks with the plan b rollover sweep. This sweep is effective in combination with the classic back take. If they whizzer your arm to defend against the back take, immediately switch to the plan b rollover sweep and take them to the opposite side for the sweep.

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 2 - Classic Back Take from Half Guard

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 2 - Classic Back Take from Half Guard

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Gordo begins the seminar with the classic back take from the half guard. Gordo explains that the classic back take is like your jab from the half guard and that looking to take your opponent's back in combination with other sweeps will open up better opportunities to sweep them.

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 1 - Gordo's Story on Creating the Half Guard

Gordo the Creator of Half Guard 1 - Gordo's Story on Creating the Half Guard

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Roberto "Gordo" Correa is a two-time black belt world champion (1996 & 1997) and is credited for being the creator of the half guard as an offensive position. In this video we follow Gordo's story on how he discovered the half guard and learn that he began using the half guard due to a serious injury to his right knee. He used the half guard to protect his injured leg and was the first to begin exploring options to fight from the half guard rather than trying to recover full guard.

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