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Lockdown Halfguard

We look at the lockdown halfguard position heavily used by the 10th Planet system. I go over the mechanics of the lockdown and whip-up and then two options. One to take the back, and the other using the old school sweep. 

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Armbar Basics with Mark Christie

Mark Christie paid another visit to the gym and covered some armbar basics and details that he likes to use. Mark initially goes over the basics of an armbar from the mount position. He then covers the counter when opponent tucks their elbow in and you’ve lost the arm and attack the other arm. Lastly a sneaky armbar from top

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Halfguard Escapes

We look at probably one of the most vital positions for escapes which is the halfguard. We cover halfguard escape to back, to dogfight position to the kneetap, the limparm counter to the strong wizzer, and lastly an acrobatic triangle choke finish from dogfight.

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Deep Halfguard Basics

We look at a more advanced position in the deep halfguard. Firstly with a simple intro on entry and deep half guard. Then we look at a few escapes from here including the “Homer Simpson” escape.

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Open Halfguard Passes (Gi Session)

Tonight in the gi class we looked at some open halfguard passes. Also known as Z-guard sometimes when your opponent uses his knee/shin to stop you from crushing down on him. We looked at a pass I learnt off Caio Terra flicking your leg free and then looked at some shin slide type passes when picking up the legs. 

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Open Halfguard Passes

Guest Intructor Mark Christie came in tonight to show us his tech and tips on the open half guard position when your opponent is a bit more experience and starts using the top leg to create space. We looked at locking the triangle on our own legs to secure their leg as well as briefly dealing with lockdown. Then we

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Halfguard Passes Gi

Halfguard passes usually depend on who has the underhook. First pass is a tripod pass when you secure a good underhook. Also some details when you can’t free your leg too. Then we looked at a couple options when you are unable to get the underhook and your opponent gets it first. There’s the switchbase option as well as the

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