5 techniques demonstrated by Gracie Barra Black Belts

This week Gracie Barra brings you some technique videos from the Half Guard Bottom Position.
In the last several years, the use and development of the half guard in competition has really exploded and their are a large numbers of variations and strategies form this position.

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Let’s take a look at 5 techniques demonstrated by Gracie Barra black belts that you can try in your own jiu-jitsu game.

1) Half Guard Sweep
Gracie Barra Clearwater’s Eduardo de Lima shows one of his favorite sweeps from Half Guard

2) Pulling to Half Guard
Professor Otavio Sousa shows how to get to the half guard position from standing and move immediately to a sweep

3) Deep Half Guard Sweeps by Professor Philipe Della Monica
The 1st video in a series of 4 – How to get into the deep half guard starting in standing position and sweep

4) Half Guard Sweep from the GB Compnet Camp 
Top black belt competitor Prof. AJ Agazarm shows a deep half guard sweep.
* Note how AJ uses momentum and changes direction to finalize the sweep

5) Half Guard & Submission
Prof. Gustavo “Sirizinho” shows how to attack with an arm lock submission on your opponent’s underhook.

read also on Gracie Barra : 5 Techniques From The Butterfly Guard

Credits: Mark Mullen 
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam
Twitter: @MarkMullenBJJ