So you can't play open guard, but takedowns aren't really your thing either. What do you do? You pull to half guard and start playing your close range positions.
After you've all but killed them with your intense shoulder pressure, Keenan dives into what do with your legs and adds those finishing touches for a solid half guard pass.
Now that you're in the smash half position, Keenan shows you how to maximize and optimize your shoulder pressure and take it to the next level by making your opponent so uncomfortable they basically give you the guard pass.
Keenan demonstrates how you can force someone to play half guard against you, and then shows how to advance the position even further to get to arguably one of the most uncomfortable positions in jiu-jitsu: smash half.
Learn the most effective(and some never before seen) ways to pass the deep half guard. Ready to for the next lesson? Let's learn.. back defense: blocking chokes
Here's a few options to sweep from deep half; some of which may or may not include lapels. Ready for the next lesson? Lets learn how to... pass deep half
You are entering....deep half. Ready for the next lesson? Lets learn a... sweep from deep half
Learn how to shut down and escape the Lucas Leite guard. Ready for the next lesson? Lets learn about... deep half guard
Learn the final sequence in a basic chain of attacks from the Lucas Leite guard. Ready for the next lesson? Lets learn how to... defend against lucas leite guard
Here Keenan shows a counter to the under hook position from the half guard/knee shield, and a few options for what you can do afterwards.
Keenan sparring with black belt Louie from Atos HQ
As Keenan does, here he drops some tips to take that technique to the next level, this time with the knee shield kimura. Ready for the next lesson? Lets learn about... lucas leite guard