JJU 24-06 to 24-07 Kimura from Half Guard

JJU 24-06 to 24-07 Kimura from Half Guard

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Xande teaches how to set up the kimura submission from the half guard. We learn the importance of walking our shoulders forward to create the right angle and leverage to torque the submission.


Inside the University 140 - Half Guard Hip Switch Pass to Side Control or Mount and Side Smash Pass against Knee Shield

Inside the University 140 - Half Guard Hip Switch Pass to Side Control or Mount and Side Smash Pass against Knee Shield

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Saulo covers the scenario on how to pass with the hip switch when you're in your opponent's half guard. He explains that once we've established the half guard, it is a mission to ensure that your opponent does not regain the guard or get the knee shield. He also covers how to transition immediately into a side smash pass should your opponent re-establish the knee shield.

Inside the University 135 - Calf Slice against Half Guard with Rodrigo Pagani

Inside the University 135 - Calf Slice against Half Guard with Rodrigo Pagani

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Rodrigo Pagani is a multiple time masters black belt world champion. In this lesson he teaches a calf slice submission that is very painful and sure to catch your opponent off guard. Calf slicers are only legal for brown or black belts in the IBJJF rule set so be sure to know the rules before applying this submission in a tournament!

JJU 40-2 Brabo Choke to Armlock from Half Guard

JJU 40-2 Brabo Choke to Armlock from Half Guard

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Sometimes it may be very difficult to establish the right angle to finish the brabo choke. In this case we can transition to an armlock to finish for the submission. You can switch between the choke and arm lock to overwhelm your opponent and catch them off guard to establish the submission.

JJU 40-1 Brabo Choke from Half Guard

JJU 40-1 Brabo Choke from Half Guard

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Xande teaches how to set up the brabo lapel choke from the half guard. In this submission we use how to use our opponent's lapel against them to set up a strong submission.

Xande No Gi Passing System 13 - Breaking the Double Under Butterfly Clinch and Forcing Half Guard

Xande No Gi Passing System 13 - Breaking the Double Under Butterfly Clinch and Forcing Half Guard

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Xande covers how to behave against the double under butterfly clinch, how to break the hold, and how to force the half guard.

Xande No Gi Passing System 12 - Failed Opposite Side Smash to Forced Half against Knee Shield

Xande No Gi Passing System 12 - Failed Opposite Side Smash to Forced Half against Knee Shield

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Following our opponents reaction we may be unable to complete the opposite side smash and need to settle for the forced half guard.

Xande No Gi Passing System 10 - Smash Pass Attempt to Opposite Side Half Guard Transition

Xande No Gi Passing System 10 - Smash Pass Attempt to Opposite Side Half Guard Transition

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In this lesson Xande begins to piece the previous few lessons together with another transition. This time we start with a side smash pass attempt then transition into the opposite side half guard instead. By having multiple options for each scenario, it allows us to react with the best possible response based off your opponent's actions.

Xande No Gi Passing System 9 - Forcing Half Guard Transition from Side Smash Pass

Xande No Gi Passing System 9 - Forcing Half Guard Transition from Side Smash Pass

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Xande teaches how to force the half guard off of a failed or attempted side smash pass. Sometimes your opponent may have a very good open guard and defense against your passing attempts. If you're having trouble with the pass, it may make for a better opportunity to pass to force the half guard guard game which they may not be good at.

Xande No Gi Passing System 3 - Forcing Half Guard Super Hold to Esgrima Pass

Xande No Gi Passing System 3 - Forcing Half Guard Super Hold to Esgrima Pass

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Often times it can be very difficult to control your opponent's hips enough to go straight for the pass. In many situations you may find it easier to force the half guard first to work your guard passes from there. In this lesson Xande teaches how to force the half guard super hold grip and then transitioning into the esgrima pass.

Xande's No Gi Half Guard Passing 10 - No Arm Guillotine from Negative Half Guard

Xande's No Gi Half Guard Passing 10 - No Arm Guillotine from Negative Half Guard

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Xande shows a way to set up the no arm guillotine from the negative side half guard. Combining this submission with the kimura and negative side passes will strengthen your chain of attacks to progress your game from the negative half guard position.

Xande's No Gi Half Guard Passing 9 - Arm In Guillotine from Top Half Guard

Xande's No Gi Half Guard Passing 9 - Arm In Guillotine from Top Half Guard

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Xande teaches a way to set up the guillotine from the top half guard. This is an arm in variation when your opponent has the underhook from half guard.