“This is a great half guard course. It shows how to deal with being in some bad spots from the bottom half and turning it into offense for you. Also shows how to deal with common reactions top half players will give. some new techniques that i haven't seen before also. Worth the money.”
Malachy is a second-degree black belt under the legendary Ricardo Liborio. Throughout over 20 years of training, Malachy has had the experience of training and cornering UFC fighters such as Evan Tanner, Kimbo Slice, Yoel Romero, and many others.
“I will always coach and try to reach as many people as possible with my systems.”
Malachy has become a jiu jitsu instructor hoping to share his broad knowledge from his countless competitions and years of training. Not only is he known as a half guard specialist, but most of his match submissions were transitioned from the half guard. He will guide you to become comfortable in the most uncomfortable situations with his courses, “Malachy Freidman’s Instructional For People Who Can’t Half Guard Part 1 & Part 2”.
Stop avoiding half guard! Become a half guard master instead.
Many jiu jitsu practitioners initiate to pass guard by forcing half guard. It allows them to apply tremendous pressure using their body weight and heavy cross face. Meanwhile, not everybody enjoys being under half guard. Many practitioners start panicking, not knowing what to do under the pressure, and all they can think of doing is holding on to the half guard lock for their dear life. It is also common for jiu jitsu practitioners to run into tons of fancy half guard highlight reels on social media; beautiful overhead sweeps, or ceaselessly wrestling up to the top… You may watch them repeatedly, yet you know deep down you will never pull it off during sparring, let alone competition.
If you are tired of avoiding half guard or want to start sharpening up your half guard, let Malachy help you! With meticulous mechanical details, Malachy’s instructional is made for every skill level as well as every age; you don’t need to worry about not being able to invert.
These are all the common scenarios you will encounter playing half guard. So every jiu jitsu practitioner must fully understand and master these steps. You will notice a significant difference in your game.
Utilizing Lasso with half guard to back take and sweep
Kimura from half guard
Dental flossing system to various sweeps
2 Attacks from Heisen Guard
Secret submissions invented by Malachy
Soon you'll be turning your opponent's half guard into offensive and dominant opportunities for yourself. A weakness can easily become a strength if you're willing to put in the work under the guidance of the right mentor.