Lately, I’ve been watching Caio Terra’s 111 Half Guard Techniques. It’s been very eye-opening to me how powerful he makes the position. Half-guard used to be considered nothing but a transitionary spot to get out of if you were on top, and a place to stall your opponent out if you were on bottom.
However, as the sport has evolved, so have the positions. Caio Terra, the lightest person to ever win the open weight division, has proven that half-guard is so much more than just a transition. It is a place of attack. He makes it a strong hold. In the following video, he shows how to transition to a single-leg if an opponent stands in your half-guard. Be sure to watch and get all of the details you can.