Thread: Is Deep Half a fad?
7/28/2011 10:51am, #1
Is Deep Half a fad?
It seems everyone and their brother is coming out with counters to the Deep Half Guard game. I know even in my own gym most of the purples and above don't fall for it anymore. I also feel like failing at deep half sweeps put you in a horrible position.
Is this going to be a fad that no one talks about in a couple more years or is it going to mature and have a place in your game?
7/28/2011 11:02am, #2
It's a game that wins at the top level in MMA, sport BJJ and submission wrestling (and has been doing so for a while). Obviously it's not always going to be quite as popular as it is right now, being the 'in' thing.
7/28/2011 11:04am, #3
Is it still winning though? The matches I'm seeing lately make it look like it might be on the way out now that it isn't a surprise anymore. I'm looking mainly at Gi BJJ.
7/28/2011 11:33am, #4
7/28/2011 2:58pm, #5
I think people are getting better at defending deep-half. As a result, I also think that the "fad" techniques ("Oh cool! Did you see that?") in deep-half are being replaced by more fundamental sweeps/submissions/etc. That should lead people to expand their games instead of "specializing" in DHG.
Jeff Glover has a very fundamentals-based DHG game with very few (if any) "flashy" moves and I think that is why he has found so much success with it.
Personal anecdote: I've noticed people at my gym starting to constantly attack my top/far-side arm which forces me to adapt as well. I've started hitting a forward sweep from DHG when they do this, but now people are starting to counter that which opens up a backwards sweep. It is always a cat and mouse game which is what I love about this art.
7/28/2011 6:01pm, #6
Been doing it for three years now. Like rubber guard, it's here to stay.
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7/28/2011 10:15pm, #7
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7/28/2011 11:17pm, #10
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Deep half is here to stay but like other innovative guards in their time it will fade into the background alongside them.
But it will always be a toll in the toolbox.