Malachy Freidman’s Instructional For People Who Can’t Half Guard Good Part 1: Knee Shield And Defensive Traps

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Half guard is an inevitable position and you’re almost guaranteed to end up there at some point in your jiu jitsu training.

If you’re desperately avoiding it, you’re desperately wrong for doing so. 

Become comfortable in the most uncomfortable scenarios in PART 1 of Malachy Friedman’s “Instructional For People Who Can’t Half Guard Good”. 

Don’t let your opponent take advantage of your half guard 

In this course, you’ll learn how to defend and escape the worst of positions while remaining offensive. Included are the fundamentals of the position, what to do when your opponent completely flattens your half guard, defending the head control, over-under defense, sweep and mount escapes. 

An instructional made for every skill range as well as every age, no extreme inversions no bs.

Enroll today and develop a well-rounded game guaranteed to bring you the results you’re looking for. 

Target Audience

  • Suitable for every skill range as well as every age
  • Those who want to offensively counter and defend attacks from their opponents
  • Those who have issues dealing with the worst of half guard situations
  • Those who allow their opponent to take advantage of their half guard

Course Curriculum



Flattened Half Defense


Defending The Head Control

Over The Belly Sweeps

Mount Escape

Over Under Defense

Preventing The Back Step


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2 years ago
2 years ago
Absolute Gold ! Can’t thank you enough! Have taken a lot from this instructional, I play a lot of half Guard I’m a 3 year white belt and I’m pissing off the colour ranks as I’m sweeping them a heap
Will continue to study this course, appreciate you guys.
Joe Barber
2 years ago
this is a great half guard course. it shows how to deal with being in some bad spots from bottom half and turning it into offense for you. also shows how to deal with common reactions top half player will give. some new technique that i havent seen before also. worth the money
2 years ago
Part 1 & Part 2 are F***ING FIRE!! Im a 52 yr old blue belt, old high school wrestler that needed a way to be comfortable and effective with anyone on my back and I found it! Professor Friedman explains in great detail every scenario I have encountered so far. A excellent buy for anyone serious about Jiu Jitsu!!!
2 years ago
Absolutely perfect course
Some great explanation on some positions that I’ve had a significant amount of trouble. Well done and well worth the buy
Course level:All Levels

What I will learn?

  • Half Guard Fundamentals
  • Flattened Half Defense
  • Defending The Head Control
  • Over The Belly Sweeps
  • Over Under Defense
  • Mount Escapes

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