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 how to use the long step pass to slip through the V of defense of your opponent's open guard and make them take an L.
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.
Simple but effective way to pass the knee shield Ready for the next lesson? Lets get the... kimura from knee shield
Keenan continues his no gi passing chain with the second step, the knee cut.
Check out this breakdown by Keenan of the baseball bat choke that blew up when Gui Mendes used it to submit Samir Chantre at Metamoris 3
May the force be with you as Darce Vader shows you how to submit your opponent with the darce choke. The setup comes when you lose the under hook from the knee cut position. Normally that's a terrible predicament, but not after you listen to this.
So you decided not to pull guard and now you have your opponent clinging to your back ? No big deal, this is exactly where you want him. It’s time to grab that Kimura and get him to the ground ! Part 1 Part 2
Going for the Brabo Choke is a great way to kill some time while your foot is stuck in your opponents half guard. But what should you do when your opponent is being a jerk and won't let you finish the choke?
How to set up the leg weave pass when your opponent is playing knee shield.