Personally I think his instructionals are some of the best at communicating the technical and conceptual nature behind jiu jitsu technique. Ryan clarifies both standing and kneeling guard passing systems. He was the Danaher before John Danaher, albeit not in the realm of leg locks much. Double Under: To the Back 2 13. While other releases focus on single submission attacks, this one deals with a whole family of attacks.Next
Leg Lever to Back The Opponents Goals 3. He outlined takedowns, mount control, and a rear naked choke to defuse a tense situation without any bodily harm. Once again, Hall demonstrates them as positions instead of just position holds. Waiter Sweep Pass to Right 23. The sweep Now that you have the position secured it is time to sweep your opponent and gain the top positon. He teaches it well and has even used it at black belt level in tournaments with great success. Every second is structured in a way that makes sense and is easy to follow.Next
The complete first volume is all about how to position your torso and limbs so that you render any opponent helpless. Even if the player on bottom completes the sweep you can continue to attack the kimura from bottom. Standing Pass: Knee Through to Grip Break 15. In theory at least, assuming the fundamental entries from disc one have been established, disc two now showcases the whole point of using deep half. Either that or he is still experimenting and perfecting it. If you are a visitor of this website: Please try again in a few minutes.Next
My 3 favorites are the guard passing, arm triangles, and back attacks. As a mainly guard player myself, I knew it was something I should explore further and this set has gave me the confidence and the tools to go for it more. Understand it completely before moving on! The best thing about it is that he finds a way to dissect it down to the bare bones. Subsequent chapters uses the Jedi Mind Trick with deep half guard. Up until the end, Ryan goes through everything, from grip placement to principles of off balancing.Next
Grip Fighting: Defeating Sleeve Grips 6. He was constantly referring to a previous couple of volumes and I was lost. Between his butterfly, X, and one-legged-X guards, he has tremendous depth and versatility off the back. Once you have secured the Deep Half position, there are many sweep variations that you can do. However the Deep half guard uses their own weight against them and leaves them vulnerable to a number of different sweeps.Next
So take a look at the video below to familiarize yourself with defending against a technique I see becoming more and more popular. Ryan also shows what to do when your opponent starts giving you trouble in the position. Make sure you keep good posture, keep your far arm safe, and make sure you stay on your side. The guard passing has more theory on it than the other sets, but it sets a strong foundation, and especially when you get to the third disc, it ties in well with the back attack and arm triangle sets. Even more important, he covers most common problems in the troubleshooting segment of the release.Next
If you have 6 techniques that you are A level with when your opponent is turtled up, you are actually more inclined to be a little slower than someone with 3 A level techniques, because you have more options to mentally run through before you pick the one you do. But I'm just too thick to make it work during regular sparring. Once you have watched it all the way through and heard what Ryan has to say however, in order to skip through the bits where Ryan talks for ages and ages, the fast forward button comes in handy. In order to secure the position your goal should be to try and ensure that you are directly underneath your opponents center of gravity. Disc three is a worthy final segment to the set. During sparring, I realised that random openings with which I could move in to deep half were rare indeed - expecially against my canny blue belt and higher ranked training partners.Next
This set is going to work for everyone. However, it is a submission instructional, unlike most others. Moreover, there are some wicked half guard setups along with great drills to make sure you truly master the system. Special Hint: Learn the sleeve Brabo Ezekiel choke variation. He shows various sweeps from this position. In case readers are interested, there are other deep half videos on the market. Ryan is a smart guy that uses everyday examples to clarify some of the fundamental concepts of his game.