Deep Half Guard Positional Tips and Concepts - Jason Scully
Years ago the half guard was known as a stalling position or a safety position. It was never really something that people thought of as a very strong offensive position. But then as grappling evolved so did the half guard, and I mean it evolved a lot!
In that evolution of the half guard, the all mighty deep half guard was created. This half guard is one of the most high percentage and offensive half guards you can play. Grapplers from the most basic to the most advanced play this position with great success and I don't see it stopping any time soon.
The video that I share with you today isn't anything fancy. It's not the newest cool attack or anything like that. It's something much more important in my opinion. It's a foundation for your development of a strong deep half guard.
I'll be showing you many tips and concepts to help you improve and build off of your deep half guard position with the hopes that you can use these tips to help you grow in your grappling either in an offensive way or defensive.
If you are a beginner, this video will get you started on the right track. If you are experienced hopefully this video adds positional concepts into your game or refreshes concepts that you already knew. Either way I hope it has a positive affect.
I hope you enjoy,
Lots of really interesting and valuable detail in this video! One question I do have concerns what you say about head positioning. Other sources of information on the deep half (e.g. Ryan Hall's series) says the opposite. Hall says to keep your head close to their hip and other (not the one you're controlling with your feet and arms) leg.
Do you (or anyone else, for that matter) have any insight on this difference in technique?
For myself if I play with my head under the other leg that's when I'm usually playing the waiter half guard position. Lots of it comes to preference. My approach definitely isn't the end all for sure.
Originally Posted by Ungjaevel