In BJJ circles, the 50Fifty Guard has been in vogue for the past several years. The first time I saw the position was in the late 90's at a Shooto seminar where it was introduced as a leg locking position.
The Kimura is a shoulder lock. There are two shoulder locks: Either with the hand going up (generally called the "Americana") or the hand going down. I'm going to talk about the hand going down. This is typically referred to at the Kimura.
Getting the back in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is probably the most offensive position you can achieve. The best in the world at getting the back is Marcelo Garcia. This is my interpretation of how Marcelo Garcia is able to go and take the back when people try to re-guard and when people try to turn in on him when he has cross side.
In BJJ, the armbar from the guard is a key stone technique. If you can master a single key stone technique, it will help you with the rest of your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Here are 5 steps for a tight armbar from closed guard.
Half guard is a complex position in BJJ. Today, we're going to look at half guard from both the top position and the bottom position as a means to create a deeper understanding of how this position works.
Jiu Jitsu coach shows how the BJJ Hook Sweep from the Spider Guard is an excellent sweep to do when your training partner stands up in your closed guard and now you have to be offensive with him farther away from you