Half guard in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Grappling, especially the deep half guard, is a great gateway position. I don't go to the half guard to do damage, but rather to transition to better positions. From the half guard, I'm always working to transition to the back, sweep to side control or even escape my leg back to full guard. What's very important before you do anything, is to find a safe comfortable position to be in when under someone in half guard. For that, I can't recommend Saulo Ribeiro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Revolution Series One
enough. The man really lays it all on the line.
In this simple but very good video, two decorated Team Lloyd Irvin black belts Jared Weiner and Jonathan “Spiderman” Torres add to the gateway that is the deep half guard another option: Transitioning to the single leg takedown.
Liam "The Part Time Grappler" Wandi
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