Saulo and Xande - How to Beat My Brother's Game 6 - Birth of the Knee Shield

Saulo and Xande - How to Beat My Brother's Game 6 - Birth of the Knee Shield

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Xande is successful using his arm to block the crossface, but now when Saulo brings his arm over Xande's head, he also switches his base to smash with his hips. This is when Xande can punch his knee in between them and start shielding. Here he can start to extend his body away and push off Saulo's hips to create the space he needs to bring his leg all the way through and replace the guard.


Josh Hinger Series 3 - Sniper Guillotine from Half Guard

Josh Hinger Series 3 - Sniper Guillotine from Half Guard

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Josh is playing half guard with his shin shield blocking his opponent's shoulder and one hand blocking the other arm. He grips his opponent's hand that is on his knee and he kicks his leg straight as he reaches to the triceps for the arm drag. He drags the arm across his body and then kicks his leg again to sit up and reach over the back. Now he lets go of the triceps and wraps his arm around the head, cupping his own thigh if he can. He brings his other arm under the shoulder to lock the seat belt grip, and falls to his back, letting the shoulder pop out of his arm control. Now he can pull his own arm across and squeeze to finish the guillotine.

Inside the University 389 - Deep Half Guard to X-Guard Sweep

Inside the University 389 - Deep Half Guard to X-Guard Sweep

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Gustavo is in the deep half guard and is looking to hit his first sweep that he showed in the previous technique. However, when he gets his shin under the leg and is looking to sweep him backwards, his opponent is putting too much weight forward to defend the sweep. Gustavo swims his arm back underneath the leg and places it on his opponent's chest to keep him at a distance. Now he turns back into him, and places his X-guard hooks. Here he can stretch him out, and come on top for the sweep.

Inside the University 388 - Deep Half Guard Sweep

Inside the University 388 - Deep Half Guard Sweep

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From the deep half guard, Gustavo extends his legs and brings his knees to him in order to bring his opponent's foot close enough to reach. He hooks his arm underneath the foot and then lifts the leg by lifting his own legs up. Now he can slide his slide his other shin under his opponent's leg. From here, he can simply elevate his hips and then kick forward to sweep his opponent.

Inside the University 387 - Setting Up Deep Half Guard

Inside the University 387 - Setting Up Deep Half Guard

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Starting from the classic collar and sleeve guard, his opponent steps over his leg, so Gustavo Dias sits up to get the underhook and grab the belt, and his other arm underhooks his opponent's leg. Now he steps over with his outside leg to hook his opponent's leg and turns his hips the other way, bringing the leg to him so his hips are underneath. Now he is in a good deep half guard, ready to set up some different sweeps.

Ruotolo Twins Series 4 - Rolling Half Guard Sweep

Ruotolo Twins Series 4 - Rolling Half Guard Sweep

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Again, Kade gets the underhook, kicks his knee shield and comes up to his knees, looking to sweep. Tye gets the whizzer and defends the first two sweep attempts. Going to his third option, Kade pushes into Tye, causing Tye to push back. Kade shoots his posted arm underneath Tye's leg to hook it, and rolls over his side and bridges to come on top to finish the sweep.

Ruotolo Twins Series 3 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Has the Whizzer

Ruotolo Twins Series 3 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Has the Whizzer

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Kade is in his half guard and sets up his position the same as last time, by getting the underhook, shooting his knee shield through, torquing Tye's leg and then posting up on his elbow to get to his knees. But now, Tye puts the whizzer on Kade, preventing him from bumping him forward as he did last time. So instead, Kade reaches across to grab the far leg, and drives his weight forward, sweeping Tye. He lands in a great position to immediately look to pass the guard and establish side control.

Ruotolo Twins Series 2 - Half Guard Sweep to the Back

Ruotolo Twins Series 2 - Half Guard Sweep to the Back

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Kade is playing half guard with his knee shield in place, and Tye is working to pass with a knee cut. Kade swims his arm in for the underhook and grabs the belt, and his other hand reaches for a pants grip. He kicks his knee shield leg straight, and uses it to hook Tye's ankle and torque it back, forcing Tye's hips open. Now he can release the pants grip, post up on his elbow and get on both knees. From here Kade forces Tye forward with a big bump from his shoulder, and comes up top to take his back.

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 5 - Sweep and Pass to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 5 - Sweep and Pass to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

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Rafael's opponent manages to finish the sit up sweep this time, but Rafael immediately pushes of the hip and shrimps to create space. He swims his arm under the ankle and brings the leg to him with the help of his own knee, and at the same time he grabs the pants on the other leg. From here, he puts his outside foot on the hip and extends his legs to sweep his opponent back, landing with one of his opponent's legs pinned on the mat and the other on his shoulder. He traps the hips by bringing his outside knee up, and controls his opponent with double lapel grips. From here, he shows a couple options to pass the guard.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 12 - Submission Series from Half Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 12 - Submission Series from Half Guard

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Masakazu shows a string of submissions starting from the half guard. After using his underhook to bump his opponent forward, escapes out the back to start attacking the legs. He strings together many submissions, including leg locks, neck crank and a shoulder lock.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 12 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Back Steps Variation

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 12 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Back Steps Variation

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Giva sets up the same half guard sweep as before and his opponent back steps again, but this time when Giva puts his hook in on the back step leg, his opponent tries to come back to the original side. Giva simply follows his opponent with his hook, and comes to the top to finish the sweep.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 11 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Back Steps

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 11 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent Back Steps

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Giva begins in the same half guard position as the previous technique, and goes for the same sweep, but this time his opponent back steps to defend the sweep. Giva uses his bottom leg to hook his opponent's back step leg, and his other foot hooks the other leg. Now he elevates both hooks and continues sweeping his opponent to the side he back stepped to.