Half Guard Pass- Dragon Tail
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The Dragon Tail or more commonly called Back Stepping is a great way to add depth to your game, especially against an opponent who likes to use the Underhook.
In this video I show some of the finer points of being successful when you Back Step. The first step is to clear your knee. This is an important step that is often taught but under stressed. Besides it being a good idea to clear your knee from the Half Guard it also sets up this move, takes pressure off your knee AND aligns your hips
The Reverse Sit is my BEST Half Guard pass. It is my A game and is very high percentage.
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This is a very simple and effective Half Guard Pass. It works well as a beginner and continues to be effective all the way through the ranks.
One of the great things about this pass is it does no watch video >>
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The first step in this technique is to disregard your normal instinct to be "nice". You need watch video >>
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In this video I show the next logical move after you have obtained a deep underhook. Having a deep underhook opens up the pathway to the back!
There are plenty of ways to finish coming out on the watch video >>
In this video I show a popular Butterfly Guard Pass called The Steering Wheel Pass. This pass became popular about 6 or 7 years ago. I remember the first time I saw it and we drilled the hell out o watch video >>
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