This week's Half Guard Top techniques are part of Week 6 of the GB2 module with Prof. Rodrigo Fajardo.
Most of the time when we think of the half guard top position, we think of any of the several great passes we can perform. Prof. Rodrigo is going to share another option from Half Top with us: how to take the back.
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In our first video, we find Prof. Rodrigo caught in the opponent's half guard while trying to pass with a Knee Slice guard pass. Prof. Rodrigo has a hand deep in the collar threatening a collar choke.
Pay Attention To: How Prof. Rodrigo uses his footwork to achieve the positioning to get to the back. First, Prof. Rodrigo walks backwards to force the opponent to sit up, exposing their back. Second, Prof. Rodrigo quickly steps around to get the correct angle to establish back control.
VIDEO 1: Class 6A - Collar choke taking the back from half guard top