Sometimes in BJJ the Half Guard just isn’t going to work and you’re going to need a different position to switch to.
This is the case especially if you have a good Half Guard. You’ll get known for having a good Half Guard and Half Guard Sweeps. And your opponent will begin to defend against it during rolling or a BJJ competition.
When this happens you have to find a different way.
In Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training or competition. When someone is able to stop my sweeps or attacks from Half Guard. I switch off to Butterfly Guard.
Butterfly Guard links directly to Half Guard so it’s an easy switch as you’ll see in the video.
And along with that, it’s kind of a crossroads to multiple guard positions. From Butterfly Guard I can switch back to Full, X Guard, Spider Guard, Etc. With very little adjustment needed.
In this BJJ technique video I show what I like to do in Brazilian Jiujitsu when I am forced out of my Half Guard. I link this together with a really quick, simple and effective Over Under Sweep from Butterfly Guard.
I hope it’s useful.