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

Topics for this course

26 Lessons



Flattened Half Defense


Defending The Head Control

Over The Belly Sweeps

Mount Escape

Over Under Defense

Preventing The Back Step


About the instructors

Malachy Friedman is a 3rd degree Black Belt most well known for his innovative instructionals and unique technique and delivery in his teaching. Malachy created the "The Darce Killer", a one stop shop to stopping the Darce choke and "The Heisenguard" , a completely new guard that allowed high level players flexibitily in their guard transitions and beginners a new option to beat higher belts. Malachy committed 90 often never seen or taught techniques to the Jiu-Jitsu_X platform in his 2 part KneeShield Half Guard series "Instructional For People Who Can't HalfGuard Good"
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2 Courses

Student Ratings & Reviews


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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.

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

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!!!

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

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What Will I Learn?

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

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