A tight half-guard is important for keeping your opponent in place and making them do what you want during a roll. The problem, though, is that many jiu-jitsu practitioners tighten their half-guard by squeezing their legs together. While this tactic may prevent your opponent from getting away from you in the short term, it’s going to cause you issues the second you decide you want to change your position or move the person you’re rolling with.
In this clip, Lachlan and Livia Giles team up to demonstrate a more efficient way to tighten up your half-guard. And best of all, you don’t need to have thighs of steel to make it work. Check out these details and see how this strategy can improve your BJJ game!