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Rigan Machado Teaches Attacks from Half Guard Top

by Eric Pearch on June 15, 2011

In this video, Rigan Machado teaches several attacks from half guard top. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Rigan, he is one of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors alive.  BJ Penn actually said that ”Rigan Machado is most definitely one of the greatest grapplers ever to live!”

Submissions from Half Guard Top

1:10 to 1:30 – Rigan shows how to control and attack with the kimura from half guard top. The key point that he shows is how to move your body to get a hold of the wrist.

1:30 to 3:30 – The kneebar and other leglock options are shown when the kimura from half guard top isn’t working for you.  The transition to counter his leg triangle is especially good to know.

3:45 to 5:20 – More details on half guard positioning and finishing the leglocks.

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