Half Guard Sweeps

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  • Double Leg Takedown to Half Guard Pull When Opponent Sprawls.

    Matt Darcy shows how to slide into half guard with a deep under hook when your double leg takedown attempt gets sprawled out.

    Date: 4/3/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Knee Shield Half Guard - Post Kill Sweep

    Matt Darcy shows a beautiful sweep from the knee shield half guard. He used the knee shield to make the opponent post and then pulls the post out knocking the opponent down.

    Date: 3/13/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Setting Up D.O.D Back Attack from Knee Shield Half Guard.

    Matt Darcy shows an absolutely terrible thread for your opponent starting in Knee Shield all the way to D.O.D. back control. Pay attention to how and why Matt packages and controls the hands before he gets to the back.

    Date: 2/28/2019
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San...

  • Half Guard - Counter the Right Pass Part 4 - Back Roll Sweep

    Matt Darcy teaches how to do a back roll sweep when your opponent locks on to your hips preventing the back take.

    Date: 12/5/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Half Guard - Counter the Right Pass Tip - Closed Guard Recovery

    Matt Darcy shows how to recover closed guard if you can't find the leg to back step over for the sweep.

    Date: 12/3/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jitsu San Jose

  • Half Guard - Counter the Right Pass Part 3 - Counter Sweep Head Control

    Matt Darcy show how to sweep your opponent from the right pass position when they get head control.

    Date: 12/3/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jitsu San Jose

  • Half Guard - Counter the Right Pass Part 3.5 - Counter Sweep Elbow Over Head

    Matt Darcy shows the same sweep but from when your opponent has their elbow over the head.

    Date: 12/3/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jitsu San Jose

  • Half Guard - Counter the Right Pass Part 2 - Take the Back!

    Matt Darcy teaches part 2 of a system to counter people who like to use the "right" pass or hip down pass in half guard. This is one of Matt's all time favorite moves.

  • Half Guard - Counter the Right Pass Tip - Don't Get Flattened

  • Half Guard - Counter the Right Pass Part 1 - Sweep to Mount

    Matt Darcy teaches the first part of a system who like to use the "right pass" or hip down pass in half guard. This is technically the set up for the back take in part 2.

  • Half Guard - Bottom Under Hook Recovery Drill

    Matt Darcy shows a move that will save your butt when your opponent gets a deep under hook and flattens you out.

    Date: 11/26/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Half Guard - Knee Shield Recovery Drill

    Matt Darcy shows how to recover the Knee Shield when flattened out. He also shows how to recover the knee shield when your opponent smashes your leg down.

    Date: 11/26/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Half Guard - Counter the Under Hook to Pendulum Sweep

    Matt Darcy shows a tricky pendulum sweep to counter an opponent who flattens you out with an under hook.

    Date: 11/26/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Half Guard Knee Shield - Arm Drag to the Wrist Shackle Breakdown

    Matt Darcy shows a slick arm drag set up that works gi or no gi from the Knee Shield Half Guard.

    Date: 11/15/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Q&A - G Roll Back Take from Half Guard Hip Clamp Sweep.

    Matt Darcy answers a student's question about the hip clamp bully sweep. The student has trouble when the opponent raises their level.

    Date: 10/11/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Q&A - Tornado Guard Part 1 - Sweep and Armbar

    Matt Darcy answers a students question about Tornado Guard. Luckily Matt used to play this a lot. He show how to set up the sweep and armbar in part 1.

    Date: 10/10/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Knee Shield - Escape Half Guard Smash to Collar Drag

    Matt Darcy teaches how he sets up the collar drag while bailing out of the knee shield position. He uses this when the guy on top is putting to much pressure or is shutting down his sweeps.

    Date: 8/1/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Escape side control to half guard using the single leg.

    Matt Darcy teaches how to escape side control by hip escaping to the single leg. When the opponent sprawls he uses that space to pull half-guard. Its important to keep new momentum going so he shows how to continue to the back once half-guard is achieved.

    Date: 7/25/2018
    Instructor: Matt Da...

  • Deep Half Guard - Waiter Sweep

    Matt Darcy teaches a variation of the waiter sweep from deep half guard. Even if you don't use this move a lot it is very important as it sets up really dynamic systems from the "Waiter Hub".

    Date: 5/23/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Class: Advanced
    Location: Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu San Jose

  • Deep Half Guard - Waiter Hub to X Guard Stand Up

    Matt Darcy teaches one of his favorite systems from deep half guard. He initiates the waiter sweep and transitions to the x guard stand up when opponent bases away. He also shows two way to finish the sweep depending on how you opponent defends.

    Date: 5/23/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Class...

  • Half Guard: Hip Turn Sweep from Knee Shield

    Matt Darcy show one of his favorite and most successful sweeps from the half guard. He shows two versions based on the opponents reactions and two ways to finish the sweep to get ahead of your opponent and not be stuck in half guard on top.

    Date: 5/14/2018
    Instructor: Matt Darcy
    Class: Adva...

  • Q&A - Waiter Sweep Problems Part 2

    Matt Darcy shows how he finishes the waiter sweep if he can't come up into a knee cut pass.

  • Q&A - Waiter Sweep Problems Part 1

    Matt Darcy answers students questions on the waiter sweep. He goes over the difference between entering waiter sweep and 3.5 guard from deep half and how he finishes the sweep on top.

  • Q&A - I keep getting smashed down when I get an underhook.

    Matt Darcy answers a students question. He always gets smashed down when getting an underhook from bottom half guard.